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pod·zol

 (pŏd′zôl′) also pod·sol (-sôl′)
n.
A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.

[Russian : pod, under; see ped- in Indo-European roots + zola, ashes; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

pod·zol′ic adj.
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Noun1.podsol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetationpodsol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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These forests are scattered throughout the central and eastern Amazon basin, where podsol or spodosol soils are found.
Andersson S, Valeur I, Nilsson I (1994) Influence of lime on soil respiration, leaching of DOC, and C/S relationships in the mor humus of a haplic podsol.
Die stratigraphische Abfolge besteht aus einer dunnen Oberbodenschicht, unter der ein Podsol aus grauem Sand von etwa 0,1 m Starke liegt, darunter folgt die bis zu 0,2 m dicke Kulturschicht aus orangefarbenem Sand mit stark rot gefarbten Linsen.
Many ancient monuments are found in such areas, predominantly in podsol soil.
In a right-wing magazine reviewing Mandy's The Blair Revolution Revisited, he writes: ``Undaunted, the author ploughs on through the political podsol.
These were a Podsol (Pod1) from the Poona region (~200km north of Brisbane), and a Ferrosol (Ferl) from the Kingaroy region (~300kin north-west of Brisbane).