[ ren-jee-nuh ]
/ rɛnˈdʒi nə /
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a dark, rich soil containing limestone or chalk, above a softer, pale, calcareous layer, developed in grassland areas of high to moderate humidity.
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Origin of rendzina
First recorded in 1905–10; from Polish rędzina (the Polish letter ę, representing a nasalized vowel, in this context is pronounced as the consonant n, which the English spelling represents)
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British Dictionary definitions for rendzina
/ (rɛnˈdziːnə) /
a dark interzonal type of soil found in grassy or formerly grassy areas of moderate rainfall, esp on chalklands
Word Origin for rendzina
C20: from Polish
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