podzol


pod·zol

noun \ˈpäd-ˌzl\

Definition of PODZOL

:  any of a group of zonal soils that develop in a moist climate especially under coniferous or mixed forest and have an organic mat and a thin organic-mineral layer above a light gray leached layer resting on a dark horizon that is marked by illuviation and enriched with amorphous clay
pod·zol·ic \päd-ˈzä-lik, -ˈz-\ adjective

Variants of PODZOL

pod·zol also pod·sol \ˈpäd-ˌzl\

Origin of PODZOL

Russian
First Known Use: 1908

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