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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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The observed responses in labile N are consistent with the changes in N mineralisation in podzolised sands following applications of ammonium sulfate at 200 kg N/ha in a Radiata pine plantation (Carlyle 1995).
Carlyle JC, Lowther JR, Smethurst PJ, Nambiar EKS (1990) Influence of chemical properties on nitrogen mineralization and nitrification in podzolised sands.
Daly BK (1982) Identification of Podzols and podzolised soils in New Zealand by relative absorbance of oxalate extracts of A and B horizons.