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arable

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adjective ar·a·ble \ˈa-rə-bəl, ˈer-ə-\

Simple Definition of arable

  • : suitable for farming : able to produce crops

  • : of or relating to growing crops

Full Definition of arable

  1. 1 :  fit for or used for the growing of crops

  2. 2 British :  engaged in, produced by, or being the cultivation of arable land

ar·a·bil·i·typlay \ˌa-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌer-ə-\ noun

Examples of arable

  1. 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

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arable

noun ar·a·ble

Definition of arable

chiefly British

  1. :  land fit or used for the growing of crops; also :  a plot of such land <the village arable of Anglo-Saxon times>



1576

First Known Use of arable

1576

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