ren·​dzi·​na ren-ˈjē-nə How to pronounce rendzina (audio)
: 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

Word History


Polish rędzina rich limy soil

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rendzina was in 1905

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“Rendzina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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