chernozem


cher·no·zem

noun \ˌcher-nə-ˈzym, -ˈzem\

Definition of CHERNOZEM

:  any of a group of dark-colored zonal soils with a deep rich humus horizon found in regions (as the grasslands of central North America) of temperate to cool climate
cher·no·zem·ic \-ˈzy-mik, -ˈze-\ adjective

Origin of CHERNOZEM

Russian, from chërnyĭ black + zemlya earth
First Known Use: 1841

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cherogril
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Cherneviye Tatar
All Words Near: chernozem

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up chernozem? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More