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rendzina

[ran-jee-nuh]
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noun
  1. a dark, rich soil containing limestone or chalk, above a softer, pale, calcareous layer, developed in grassland areas of high to moderate humidity.
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British Dictionary definitions for rendzina

rendzina

noun
  1. a dark interzonal type of soil found in grassy or formerly grassy areas of moderate rainfall, esp on chalklands

Word Origin

C20: from Polish
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