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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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van Hees PAW, Lundstrom US, Giesler R (2000) Low molecular weight organic acids and their Al-complexes in soil solution--composition, distribution and seasonal variation in three podzolized soils.
In hydromorphic soils the EP SOC stocks were significantly larger compared with automorphic soils (exceptions were strongly podzolized epigleyic and coastal soils).
van Hees PAW, Lundstrom US, Giesler R (2000) Low molecular weight organic acids and their Al-complexes in soil solution composition, distribution and seasonal variation in three podzolized soils.
The soils grade into slightly more podzolized Deer Park series (mixed, frigid Spodic Udipsamments) on the parabolic dunes at the eastern edge of the beach ridge plain.