chernozem

noun
cher·no·zem | \ˌcher-nə-ˈzyȯm, -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 \-ˈzyȯ-mik, -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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