gumbo soil

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Noun1.gumbo soil - any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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Gumbo soil is sticky when wet and concrete when dry.
I was familiar with slatted moldboards that offered less surface to which gumbo soil could stick and I assumed that was the only solution to the problem.
Richard says the slatted style was made especially for gumbo soils, which were less likely to stick to the slats than to a solid moldboard.