Simple Definition of arable
: suitable for farming : able to produce crops
: of or relating to growing crops
Full Definition of arable
1 : fit for or used for the growing of crops
2 British : engaged in, produced by, or being the cultivation of arable land
Examples of arable
The family is selling several acres of arable land.
Origin of arable
Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin arabilis, from arare to plow; akin to Old English erian to plow, Greek aroun
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of arable
: land fit or used for the growing of crops; also : a plot of such land <the village arable of Anglo-Saxon times>
First Known Use of arable
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