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- noun A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.
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- noun The typical
soilof coniferousor boreal forests.
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- noun a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
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[Russian : pod, under; see ped- in Indo-European roots + zola, ashes; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Russian, под "under" and зола "ash".