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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Transfer of livestock from one grazing ground to another, as from lowlands to highlands, with the changing of seasons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the moving of cattle or other grazing animals to new pastures, often quite distant, according to the change in season

Etymologies

French, from transhumer, to move livestock seasonally, from Spanish trashumar : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin humus, ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French transhumance, ultimately from Latin trans + humus ‘ground’. (Wiktionary)

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