Definition of rendzina in English:

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rendzina

Pronunciation: /rɛn(d)ˈziːnə/

noun

Soil Science
A fertile lime-rich soil with dark humus above a pale soft calcareous layer, typical of grassland on chalk or limestone.
Example sentences
  • R. triquetrus was collected from a chalk rendzina soil under grassland in the Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire.
  • The soil consisted of a rendzina 28 cm in thickness, overlying a horizon that has been altered by cryoturbation and was situated on a gelifracted chalk layer.
  • La Romanée also has a notably steep slope with less clay and more rendzina in the make-up of the soil.

Origin

1920s: via Russian from Polish rędzina.

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