noun pod·zol \ˈpäd-ˌzȯl\
variants: or less commonly


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


play \päd-ˈzä-lik, -ˈzȯ-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of podzol


First Known Use: 1908

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