chernozem

noun
cher·​no·​zem | \ ˌcher-nə-ˈzyȯm How to pronounce chernozem (audio) , -ˈzem \

Definition of chernozem

: any of a group of dark-colored zonal soils with a deep rich humus horizon found in regions (such as the grasslands of central North America) of temperate to cool climate

Other Words from chernozem

chernozemic \ ˌcher-​nə-​ˈzyȯ-​mik How to pronounce chernozemic (audio) , -​ˈze-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of chernozem

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chernozem

Russian, from chërnyĭ black + zemlya earth

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“Chernozem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chernozem. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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