chernozem

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Chernozem or chernozem-like black earth in New York.

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From Russian чернозём ‎(černozjóm), "black soil", letter "ё ‎(jo)" is usually written as "е ‎(je)" in Russian, more accurately transliterated as "chernozyom", also compare Чернозе́мье ‎(Černozémʹje) where "ё ‎(jo)" 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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Noun[edit]

chernozem m (plural chernozens)

  1. chernozem (black-coloured soil containing a high percentage of humus)