Definitions for "Podzol"
a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a gray leached layer
Acid soil with an organic layer over a highly leached mineral layer
(soil): A soil in which the minerals (especially iron), clay and organic matter, have been leached out, giving rise to a white middle layer (an E horizon). This typically occurs in soils derived from quartzitic sands under acidic conditions. It is the characteristic soil type under heath, Fynbos and coniferous vegetation.