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sovkhoz Line breaks: sov|khoz
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒvkɒz/

Definition of sovkhoz in English:

noun (plural same, sovkhozes ˈsɒvkɒzɪzsʌvˈkɔːzɪz, or sovkhozy ˈsɒvkɒzisʌvˈkɔːzi)

A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union.
Example sentences
  • Hitherto the party had accepted only a gradual increase of kolkhozy (collective, cooperative, or communal farms) and of sovkhozy (state farms with wage-earning peasants).
  • As far as Maevo and its surrounding area was concerned, the main employer, the sovkhoz (state farm), had largely ceased to function.


Russian, from sov(etskoe) khoz(yaĭstvo) 'Soviet farm'.

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