Definition of transhumance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//trænsˈhjuːməns//
; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈhjuːməns//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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the practice of moving animals to different fields in different seasons, for example to higher fields in summer and lower fields in winter Word Originearly 20th cent.: from French, from the verb transhumer, based on Latin trans- ‘across’ + humus ‘ground’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transhumance