Definition of spodosol
: any of a group of podzols especially of cool humid regions that have a horizon below the surface composed of an illuvial accumulation of humus with iron or aluminum or both
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Origin and Etymology of spodosol
Greek spodos wood ash + -o- Latin solum ground, soil — more at soil
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