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Noun- Any of a group of dark-colored zonal soils with a deep rich humus horizon found in regions of temperate to cool climate.

Usage examples (8)
  • True chernozem is black in color, but there are various grades, shading off into gray and chestnut-brown soils.
  • The zonal soil type is chernozem, and other common types are solod and solonchak.
  • Typical soils are chernozem (black soil) and chestnut (brown) soils, although they accumulate less humus than the same type of soils to the north and to the west.
  • Composition also includes a high mesophyl umbellate (Peucedanum morisonii) on chernozem soils with microphyllous deciduous woods (Betula pendula, Populus tremula). for more
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