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black earth

  1. another name for chernozem
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Historical Examples

  • The black-earth region was the first part of North Dakota to be settled.

    North Dakota


  • As every person familiar with Russia knows, the black-earth region is one of the richest and most productive in the world.

  • In the black-earth belt the farms are usually small, averaging less than 400 acres in extent.

  • A layer of fertile loess covers the whole surface, and Kursk belongs almost entirely to the black-earth region.