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transhumance

[trans-hyoo-muh ns or, often, yoo-, tranz-] /trænsˈhyu məns or, often, ˈyu-, trænz-/
noun
1.
the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.
Origin of transhumance
1900-1905
1900-05; < French, equivalent to transhum(er) to shift ground (modeled on Spanish trashumar; see trans-, humus) + -ance -ance
Related forms
transhumant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transhumant

transhumance

/trænsˈhjuːməns/
noun
1.
the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
Derived Forms
transhumant, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from French, from transhumer to change one's pastures, from Spanish trashumar, from Latin trans- + humus ground
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