Definition of sovkhoz in US English:

sovkhoz

noun

  • A state-owned farm in the former Soviet Union.

    • ‘As far as Maevo and its surrounding area was concerned, the main employer, the sovkhoz (state farm), had largely ceased to function.’
    • ‘Hitherto the party had accepted only a gradual increase of kolkhozy (collective, cooperative, or communal farms) and of sovkhozy (state farms with wage-earning peasants).’

Origin

Russian, from sov(etskoe) khoz(yaĭstvo) ‘Soviet farm’.

Pronunciation

sovkhoz

/sävˈkôz/