[ trans-hyoo-muhns or, often, yoo-, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈhyu məns or, often, ˈyu-, trænz- /
the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.
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Origin of transhumance
OTHER WORDS FROM transhumancetrans·hu·mant, adjective
Words nearby transhumance
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British Dictionary definitions for transhumance
/ (trænsˈhjuːməns) /
the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
Derived forms of transhumancetranshumant, adjective
Word Origin for transhumance
C20: from French, from transhumer to change one's pastures, from Spanish trashumar, from Latin trans- + humus ground
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