Podzol



[pod-sol, -sawl] /ˈpɒd sɒl, -sɔl/

noun
1.
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/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 by the deposition of iron oxide, alumina, and organic matter. Podzols form in coniferous areas or under heath in cool, humid climates.

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