Sovkhoz definition

sŏf-kôz, sôv-KHôz
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A state-owned farm that paid wages to workers in the former Soviet Union.
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A state-owned farm in the Soviet Union.
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State farm in Soviet Russia.

The average size of a sovkhoz was 15,300 hectares (153 km²), nearly three times the average kolkhoz (5,900 hectares or 59 km² in 1990.

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Origin of sovkhoz

  • Russian short for sovetskoe khozyaĭstvo soviet farm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian совхоз (sovkhoz), abbreviation of советское хозяйство (sovetskoye khozyaystvo, "soviet farm").

    From Wiktionary