Yedoma Definition

yĕdə-mə, yə-dō-
A type of permafrost consisting primarily of loess and organic material, believed to sequester large amounts of carbon.
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Origin of Yedoma

  • Archaic and regional Russian yedoma backwoods, a place that lacks reindeer, yedoma of Nenets origin Nenets yada on foot (since the Nenets use reindeer to draw sledges and without them go on foot)

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

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