dzud

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Borrowing from Mongolian зуд (zud).

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dzud (plural dzuds)

  1. In Mongolia, a summer drought followed by a severe winter, generally causing serious loss of livestock.
    • 2010 April 7, Linda Pressly, “Mongolia on verge of mineral boom”, in BBC News[1], archived from the original on 29 April 2015:
      But the country [Mongolia] is currently experiencing a "dzud" – when a summer drought followed by a severe winter decimates the grazing areas.

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