dessiatine

[des-yuh-teen]

noun

a Russian unit of land measure equal to 2.7 U.S. acres (1.1 hectare).

Nearby words

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  9. desterilize,
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Origin of dessiatine

1790–1800; < Russian desyatína literally, tithe, tenth, derivative of désyat' ten

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British Dictionary definitions for dessiatine

dessiatine

noun

a Russian unit of area equal to approximately 2.7 acres or 10 800 square metres

Word Origin for dessiatine

C18: from Russian desyatina, literally: tithe, from desyat ten

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