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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.

podzol

(ˈpɒdzɒl) or

podsol

n
(Geological Science) a type of soil characteristic of coniferous forest regions having a greyish-white colour in its upper leached layers
[C20: from Russian: ash ground, from pod ground + zola ashes]
podˈzolic, podˈsolic adj
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Noun1.podzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetationpodzol - 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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One is that the peaty material formed in situ on the bank during podsolization.
This has been described as a brown earth in the initial stages of podsolization -- again appropriate at this latitude to a Neolithic horizon.