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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.


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(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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It was not only the German literature on soil science that had become infiltrated by Russian vocabulary, such as chernozem (black earth), podzol (boreal forest soil), and kashtanozem (chestnut-brown soil).
Podzol Water table lower than 100cm for a D short period of the year or permanently; saturated for a few days during the rainy season.
Schnitzer M, Desjardins JG (1964) Further investigations on the alkaline permanganate oxidation of organic matter extracted from a podzol Bh horizon.
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.
Territories of water-bearing units and their slopes: 1--Residues are formed by sandy loams, brownish-ashy podzol surface-clayed soil, under arable land; 2--Slopes of water-bearing units composed by forrest-like sandy loam soils and loamy soils, with brownish-ashy surface-clayed washed-out soils, under ploughed field and construction.
These natural grasslands have relatively good hay yield, when the wet/peaty podzol is transformed into (sod-)podzolic gley-soils.