tschernosem

tschernosem

[cher-nuh-zem; Russian chyir-nuh-zyawm]
noun
Also, tschernozem, tshernosem.
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chernozem or tschernosem (ˈtʃɜːnəʊˌzɛm)
 
n
a black soil, rich in humus and carbonates, in cool or temperate semiarid regions, as the grasslands of Russia
 
[from Russian, contraction of chernaya zemlya black earth]
 
tschernosem or tschernosem
 
n
 
[from Russian, contraction of chernaya zemlya black earth]

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