sovkhoz

[sov-kawz]

noun, plural sov·kho·zy [sov-kaw-zee] /ˈsɒv kɔ zi/, sov·khoz, sov·khoz·es.

(in the former U.S.S.R) a state-owned wage-paying farm.

Nearby words

  1. sovietism,
  2. sovietize,
  3. sovietologist,
  4. sovietology,
  5. soviets,
  6. sovran,
  7. sow,
  8. sow bug,
  9. sow one's wild oats,
  10. sow thistle

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British Dictionary definitions for sovkhoz

sovkhoz

noun pl or sovkhozy (sɒfˈkɒzɪ, Russian safˈxɔzi)

(in the former Soviet Union) a large mechanized farm owned by the state

Word Origin for sovkhoz

C20: Russian, from sovetskoe khozyaistvo soviet economy

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