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 (pŏd′zôl′) also pod·sol (-sôl′)
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.


(ˈpɒdzɒl) or


(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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2002) to Oa--A horizon material of a Podzol, observed constant Si release at ~10 mg Si [g.
It is located on an area of slightly podzol soil that lowers northwards.
In the objects surveyed, the most often encountered soils are turf podzol and pseudo-gley soil, as well as eroded podzol (according to O.
ID Quarter Type of soil Forest Type of forest No site type (for 2013) 1 39 Loam modal podzol C2 Pine forest with spruce with plant cover of lily-of-the-valley and celandine 2 40 Sandy-loam modal B3 Pine forest with podzol spruce and birch with plant cover of lily-of-the-valley and celandine 3 41 Sandy podzol.
Increasing feldspar tunneling by fungi across a north Sweden podzol chronosequence.
These natural grasslands have relatively good hay yield, when the wet/peaty podzol is transformed into (sod-)podzolic gley-soils.
Short- term effects of manipulated increase in acid deposition on soil, soil solution chemistry and fine roots of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) stand on a podzol.
8) This line is also the approximate division between two vegetation zones as well as two broad soil types: the gray brown Podzolic of the south and the Podzol of the north.
Righi D, Huber K, Keller C (1999) Clay formation and podzol development from postglacial moraines in Switzerland.
For example, if the modern soil is a Podzol from a cool and wet mountain setting that is poor in highly-weathered clay minerals such as kaolinite, but the buried soil in the region has a high percentage of kaolinite, then the buried soil may have formed under at least a warmer climate and perhaps a wetter climate than the Podzol.
He might, it is only human, expect to find a podzol in Siberia, a laterite in Madagascar; but under no circumstance should this affect the neutrality, the objectivity of his sketches and comments.
48 Scientifically speaking, chernozem and podzol are two types of what?