podzol

noun
pod·​zol | \ ˈpäd-ˌzȯl How to pronounce podzol (audio) \
variants: or less commonly podsol

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

Other Words from podzol

podzolic \ päd-​ˈzä-​lik How to pronounce podzol (audio) , -​ˈzȯ-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of podzol

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for podzol

Russian

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“Podzol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podzol. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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