Definition of spodosol in English:


Syllabification: spod·o·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈspädəˌsäl, -ˌsôl


Soil Science
A soil of an order rich in aluminum oxide and organic matter, typically characterized by low fertility, and including most podzols.
More example sentences
  • The soil is a spodosol formed on fine sand.
  • As usual, I learned some new concepts with regard spodosols.
  • The main weathering product in the spodosols of the study area is a mixed-layer dioctahedral mica/smectite.


1960s: from Greek spodos 'ashes, embers' + -sol + Latin solum 'soil'.

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