dessiatine

dessiatine

[des-yuh-teen]
noun
a Russian unit of land measure equal to 2.7 U.S. acres (1.1 hectare).

Origin:
1790–1800; < Russian desyatína literally, tithe, tenth, derivative of désyat' ten

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dessiatine (ˈdɛsjəˌtiːn)
 
n
a Russian unit of area equal to approximately 2.7 acres or 10 800 square metres
 
[C18: from Russian desyatina, literally: tithe, from desyat ten]

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