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transhumance

[trans-hyoo-muh ns or, often, yoo-, tranz-]
noun
  1. the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.
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Origin of transhumance

1900–05; < French, equivalent to transhum(er) to shift ground (modeled on Spanish trashumar; see trans-, humus) + -ance -ance
Related formstrans·hu·mant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transhumance

transhumance

noun
  1. the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
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Derived Formstranshumant, 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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