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brunizem

[ broo-nuh-zem ]
/ ˈbru nəˌzɛm /
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noun
one of the great soil groups of a classification system no longer in general use; would be equivalent to a suborder of the mollisol group.
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Origin of brunizem

1950–55; <Late Latin brūn(us) brown (<Germanic; see brown) + -i- + (cherno)zem
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