Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.

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  • noun The typical soil of coniferous or 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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".

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