spodosol

noun
spo·​do·​sol | \ ˈspädəˌsȯl, ˈspōd- \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for spodosol

Greek spodos wood ash + -o- Latin solum ground, soil

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“Spodosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spodosol. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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