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Definition 1: nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru - [noun denoting substance]

(caliche is a kind of ...) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

"that mountain is solid rock" "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

Definition 2: crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for caliche in the sense of this definition

(caliche is a kind of ...) the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

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