from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.
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- n. The typical soil of coniferous or boreal forests.
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- n. a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
Russian : pod, under; see ped- in Indo-European roots + zola, ashes; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Russian, под "under" and зола "ash". (Wiktionary)