chres·ard (krĕsʹərd) n.
Water present in the soil and available for plant absorption.
  [Greek khrēsis, use (from khrēsthai, to use. See gher-2 + Greek ardein, to water.]

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  • chresard — chre·sard …   English syllables

  • chresard — ˈkrēˌsärd noun ( s) Etymology: Greek chrēsis use + ardein to water; akin to Greek chreō need more at chrestomathy, ardella : the soil water available for plant growth compare echard, holard …   Useful english dictionary

  • gher- — I. gher 1 To grasp, enclose; with derivatives meaning “enclosure.” Oldest form *g̑her , becoming *gher in centum languages. Derivatives include orchard, kindergarten, courteous, choir, and choral. 1. Suffixed zero grade form *ghr̥ dh …   Universalium

  • echard — ˈeˌkärd noun ( s) Etymology: Greek echein to hold, withhold + ardein to water more at scheme, ardella : the soil water that is unavailable to plant organisms compare chresard …   Useful english dictionary

  • holard — ˈhäˌlärd, ˈhōˌ noun ( s) Etymology: hol + Greek ardein to water : the entire water content of the soil compare chresard, echard …   Useful english dictionary

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