[ kol-kawz; Russian kuhl-khaws ]
/ kɒlˈkɔz; Russian kʌlˈxɔs /


(in the U.S.S.R.) a collective farm.


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Origin of kolkhoz

1920–25; < Russian kolkhóz, for kol(lektívnoe) collective + khoz(yáĭstvo) household, farm, economy
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British Dictionary definitions for kolkhoz


kolkhos kolkoz (kɒlˈkɔːz)

/ (kɒlˈhɔːz, Russian kalˈxɔs) /


a Russian collective farm

Word Origin for kolkhoz

C20: from Russian, short for kollektivnoe khozyaistvo collective farm
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