[poh-duhngk] /ˈpoʊ dʌŋk/
any small and insignificant or inaccessible town or village:
After a year in the big city, I was ready to move back to Podunk.
legendary small town, 1846, originally the name of a small group of Indians who lived around the Podunk River in Connecticut; the tribe name is in colonial records from 1656 (as Potunck), from southern New England Algonquian (Mohegan or Massachusetts) Potunk, probably from pautaunke, from pot- “to sink” + locative suffix -unk, thus “a boggy place.” Its popularity as the name of a typical (if mythical) U.S. small town dates from a series of witty “Letters from Podunk” which ran in the “Buffalo Daily National Pilot” newspaper beginning Jan. 5, 1846.
The legendary small country town; East Jesus, jerk town
[1843+; originally an Algonquian place name meaning ”a neck or corner of land,” used for several places in New England; also the name of a small tribe]
[pod-sol, -sawl] /ˈpɒd sɒl, -sɔl/ noun 1. . /ˈpɒdzɒl/ noun 1. a type of soil characteristic of coniferous forest regions having a greyish-white colour in its upper leached layers podzol (pŏd’zôl’) Soil that is characterized by an upper dark organic zone overlying a white to gray zone formed by leaching, overlying a reddish-orange zone formed […]
/ˌpɒdzɒlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. the process by which the upper layer of a soil becomes acidic through the leaching of bases which are deposited in the lower horizons
/ˈpɒdzɒˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (usually passive) to make into or form a podzol
[poh] /poʊ/ noun 1. Edgar Allan, 1809–49, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and critic. 1. port of embarkation. 2. . /pəʊ/ noun 1. Edgar Allan. 1809–49, US short-story writer, poet, and critic. Most of his short stories, such as The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) and the Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), […]