kolkhoz

kolkhoz

[kol-kawz; Russian kuhl-khaws]
noun
(in the U.S.S.R.) a collective farm.

Origin:
1920–25; < Russian kolkhóz, for kol(lektívnoe) collective + khoz(yáĭstvo) household, farm, economy

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kolkhoz, kolkhos or kolkoz (kɒlˈhɔːz, Russian kalˈxɔs, kɒlˈhɔːz, Russian kalˈxɔs, kɒlˈkɔːz)
 
n
a Russian collective farm
 
[C20: from Russian, short for kollektivnoe khozyaistvo collective farm]
 
kolkhos, kolkhos or kolkoz
 
n
 
[C20: from Russian, short for kollektivnoe khozyaistvo collective farm]
 
kolkoz, kolkhos or kolkoz
 
n
 
[C20: from Russian, short for kollektivnoe khozyaistvo collective farm]

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kolkhoz
U.S.S.R. collective farm, 1921, from Rus., contraction of kollektivnoe khozyaistvo "collective farm."
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