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tschernosem

[cher-nuh-zem; Russian chyir-nuh-zyawm] /ˈtʃɛr nəˌzɛm; Russian tʃyɪr nʌˈzyɔm/
noun
1.
Also, tschernozem, tshernosem.
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chernozem

/ˈtʃɜːnəʊˌzɛm/
noun
1.
a black soil, rich in humus and carbonates, in cool or temperate semiarid regions, as the grasslands of Russia
Word Origin
from Russian, contraction of chernaya zemlya black earth
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