a type of light-colored, relatively infertile soil, poor in lime and iron, found typically in coniferous forests in cool, humid regions
Origin of podzolRussian
A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.
Origin of podzolRussian pod under ; see ped- in Indo-European roots. zola ashes ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
Russian, Ð¿Ð¾Ð´ (pod) "under" and Ð·Ð¾Ð»Ð° (zola) "ash".