What is Podzol?

Podzol meaning in Soil Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
A great soil group of the zonal order consisting of soils formed in cool-temperate to temperate, humid climates, under coniferous or mixed coniferous and deciduous forest, and characterized particularly by a highly-leached, whitish-gray (Podzol) A2 (E) horizon. (Not used in current U.S. system of soil taxonomy.)


reference: Soil Science Society of America