Definition of sovkhoz in English:

sovkhoz

Syllabification: sov·khoz
Pronunciation: /ˈsävˌkôz
 
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noun (plural same, sovkhozes, or sovkhozy /-ˌkôzē/)

  • A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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