transhumant

transhumance

[trans-hyoo-muhns or, often, yoo-, tranz-]
noun
the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.

Origin:
1900–05; < French, equivalent to transhum(er) to shift ground (modeled on Spanish trashumar; see trans-, humus) + -ance -ance

transhumant, adjective
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transhumance (trænsˈhjuːməns)
 
n
the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
 
[C20: from French, from transhumer to change one's pastures, from Spanish trashumar, from Latin trans- + humus ground]
 
trans'humant
 
adj

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