[ des-yuh-teen ]
/ ˈdɛs yəˌtin /
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a Russian unit of land measure equal to 2.7 U.S. acres (1.1 hectare).
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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
/ (ˈdɛsjəˌtiːn) /
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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