chernozem

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Chernozem or chernozem-like black earth in New York.

EtymologyEdit

From Russian чернозём (černozjóm), "black soil", letter "ё ()" is usually written as "е (je)" in Russian, more accurately transliterated as "chernozyom", also cf. Черноземье (Černozémʹje) where "ё ()" is changed to "е (je)".

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chernozem (countable and uncountable, plural chernozems)

  1. A fertile black soil containing a very high percentage of humus (3% to 15%) and high percentages of phosphoric acids, phosphorus and ammonia.

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 20:33