spodosol

noun spo·do·sol \ˈspädəˌsȯl, ˈspōd-\

Definition of spodosol

plural

-s

  1. :  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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