noun trans·hu·mance \tran(t)s-ˈhyü-mən(t)s, tranz-, -ˈyü-\

Definition of transhumance

  1. :  seasonal movement of livestock (such as sheep) between mountain and lowland pastures either under the care of herders or in company with the owners


play \-mənt\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of transhumance

French, from transhumer to practice transhumance, from Spanish trashumar, from tras- trans- (from Latin trans-) + Latin humus earth — more at humble

First Known Use: circa 1901

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