Laterite vs Vermiculite - What's the difference?

laterite | vermiculite |


As nouns the difference between laterite and vermiculite

is that laterite is a red hard or gravel-like soil or subsoil formed in the tropics that has been leached of soluble minerals leaving insoluble iron and aluminium oxides and hydroxides; used to make bricks and roads while vermiculite is (mineral) a hydrated silicate mineral which expands on heating; it is used in insulation and as a medium for planting.

laterite

Noun

(en noun)
  • A red hard or gravel-like soil or subsoil formed in the tropics that has been leached of soluble minerals leaving insoluble iron and aluminium oxides and hydroxides; used to make bricks and roads.
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 38:
  • Constant tropical rain makes a mush of hard old lavas. The end product is a brick red soil called laterite .

    Synonyms

    * murram

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    vermiculite

    English

    Noun

  • (mineral) A hydrated silicate mineral which expands on heating; it is used in insulation and as a medium for planting