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podzol

noun pod·zol \ˈpäd-ˌzȯl\

Definition of podzol

  1. :  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

podzolic play \päd-ˈzä-lik, -ˈzȯ-\ adjective


Variants of podzol

also podsol play \ˈpäd-ˌzȯl\

Origin of podzol

Russian


First Known Use: 1908


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