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1arable

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

: 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
ar·a·bil·i·ty \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

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with ARABLE

2arable

noun

Definition of ARABLE

chiefly British
:  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

1576

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with ARABLE

ARABILITY Defined for Kids

arable

adjective ar·a·ble \ˈer-ə-bəl\

Definition of ARABLE for Kids

:  fit for or cultivated by plowing :  suitable for producing crops <arable land>

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