dessiatine

noun des·sia·tine \¦des(h)yə¦tēn\
variants: or

dessatine

\-sə¦-\ or

desiatin

less commonly

desyatin

\-s(h)yə¦tin\

Definition of dessiatine

plural

-s

  1. :  a Russian unit of land area equal to 2.7 acres

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Origin and Etymology of dessiatine

Russian desyatina tithe, unit of land area, from desyat' ten; akin to Latin decem ten — more at ten


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