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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Fife DN, Nambiar EKS (1999) Response to phosphorus application of second rotation radiata pine on podsolised sands from planting to first thinning: implications for management.
The soil comprises a white, podsolised quartz sand with the upper 60 cm slightly discoloured grey by organic matter (Australian Soil Classification: Aeric Podosol).
These arguments were based on what was considered or assumed to be a parallel situation in Europe, where replacing broadleaved species with coniferous species (spruce) was the cause of podsolised and infertile soils (Turner and Kelly 1985).