dessiatine

[des-yuh-teen]

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
  1. 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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