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 (trăns-hyo͞o′məns, trănz-)
Transfer of livestock from one grazing ground to another, as from lowlands to highlands, with the changing of seasons.

[French, from transhumer, to move livestock seasonally, from Spanish trashumar : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin humus, ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·hu′mant adj. & n.


(Agriculture) the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
[C20: from French, from transhumer to change one's pastures, from Spanish trashumar, from Latin trans- + humus ground]
transˈhumant adj


(trænsˈhyu məns, trænz-; often -ˈyu-)

the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.
[1900–05; < French, =transhum(er) to shift ground + -ance -ance]
trans•hu′mant, adj.


the seasonal migration of livestock and those who tend livestock between mountain and valley, as practiced in Switzerland. — transhumant, adj.
See also: Agriculture


n (Agr) → Transhumanz f
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