saprolite

NOUN
  1. a deposit of clay and disintegrating rock that is found in its original place
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How To Use saprolite In A Sentence

  • The rolling to hilly well-dissected upland contains mostly gneiss and schist bedrock that is covered with clayey and micaceous saprolite. Ecoregions of North Carolina and South Carolina (EPA)
  • Due to the scarceness of datable sediments saprolites and duricrusts were widely used as defining features.
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