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spodosol

[spod-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈspɒd əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
an acidic forest soil of low fertility, common to the cool, humid areas of North America and Eurasia.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < Greek spodó(s) wood ash + -sol
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