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podsol

[pod-sol, -sawl] /ˈpɒd sɒl, -sɔl/
noun
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Also, podzol
[pod-zol, -zawl] /ˈpɒd zɒl, -zɔl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Russian podzól, equivalent to pod- under + zol(á) ash; -s- perhaps by association with -sol
Related forms
podsolic, adjective
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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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