Definition of sierozem
: any of a group of zonal soils that are brownish gray at the surface and lighter colored below, based in a carbonate layer or a hardpan layer, and characteristic of temperate to cool arid regions with mixed shrub vegetation
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Origin and Etymology of sierozem
Russian serozem, from seryĭ gray + zemlya earth; akin to Lithuanian žemė earth, Latin humus — more at humble
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