dessiatine

noun des·sia·tine \ ¦des(h)yə¦tēn \
variants: or dessatine \-sə¦-\ or desiatin or less commonly desyatin \-s(h)yə¦tin\

Definition of dessiatine

plural -s
: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


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