Solonchak

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Solonchak ground
Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley National Park, U.S

Solonchak (Russian and Ukrainian: Солончак) is pale or grey soil type found in arid to subhumid, poorly drained conditions. The word is Russian for "salt marsh" in turn from Russian sol (соль), "salt". Ukrainian folk word "солончак" in turn from Ukrainian "salty" (солоний) + "чак" — suffix; designation of an object that has the property. In Ukraine there is a village Solonchaky.

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