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rendzina

[ran-jee-nuh] /rænˈdʒi nə/
noun
1.
a dark, rich soil containing limestone or chalk, above a softer, pale, calcareous layer, developed in grassland areas of high to moderate humidity.
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  • These are termed raw humus rendzina, an extremely rare phenomenon.
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rendzina

/rɛnˈdziːnə/
noun
1.
a dark interzonal type of soil found in grassy or formerly grassy areas of moderate rainfall, esp on chalklands
Word Origin
C20: from Polish
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