Laterite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Laterite in general, Laterite rock is a type of Sedimentary rock which is rich in iron and aluminium, formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Laterite comes under Sedimentary Rocks. All Sedimentary Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Laterite Definition, know more about the History of Laterite, Etymology of Laterite in next sections.