spodosol

[spod-uh-sawl, -sol]

noun

an acidic forest soil of low fertility, common to the cool, humid areas of North America and Eurasia.

Nearby words

  1. spock, benjamin mclane,
  2. spock-marked,
  3. spod,
  4. spode,
  5. spodogenous,
  6. spodumene,
  7. spohr,
  8. spohr, ludwig,
  9. spoil,
  10. spoil bank

Origin of spodosol

1955–60; < Greek spodó(s) wood ash + -sol

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