noun. a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides.
Example sentences of the word laterite
According to KeralaAgriculture.gov, the surface soil of laterite soil is reddish brown to yellowish red in color.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Banana trees tolerate a variety of soils, including loam, rocky sand, marl, red laterite, volcanic ash, sandy clay, and heavy clay, but the earth must be well-drained.