trans·hu·mance (trăns-hyməns, 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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
trans·humant adj. & n.
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