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English noun: caliche

1. caliche (substance) crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions


Broader (hypernym)dirt, soil

2. caliche (substance) nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru

Broader (hypernym)rock, stone

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