rendzina

noun
ren·​dzi·​na | \ ren-ˈjē-nə How to pronounce rendzina (audio) \

Definition of rendzina

: any of a group of dark grayish-brown intrazonal soils developed in grassy regions of high to moderate humidity from soft calcareous marl or chalk

First Known Use of rendzina

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rendzina

Polish rędzina rich limy soil

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“Rendzina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rendzina. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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