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fallow

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adjective fal·low \ˈfa-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of fallow

  1. :  of a light yellowish-brown color



Origin and Etymology of fallow

Middle English falow, from Old English fealu; akin to Old High German falo pale, fallow, Latin pallēre to be pale, Greek polios gray


First Known Use: before 12th century


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fallow

noun fal·low

Definition of fallow

  1. 1 :  usu. cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season

  2. 2 obsolete :  plowed land

  3. 3 :  the state or period of being fallow

  4. 4 :  the tilling of land without sowing it for a season



Origin and Etymology of fallow

Middle English falwe, falow, from Old English fealg — more at felly


First Known Use: before 12th century

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fallow

verb fal·low

Definition of fallow

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to plow, harrow, and break up (land) without seeding to destroy weeds and conserve soil moisture



15th Century

First Known Use of fallow

15th century

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fallow

adjective fal·low

Definition of fallow

  1. 1 :  left untilled or unsown after plowing

  2. 2 :  dormant, inactive —used especially in the phrase to lie fallow <at this very moment there are probably important inventions lying fallowHarper's>

fallowness

noun


15th Century

First Known Use of fallow

15th century

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Rhymes with fallow



FALLOW Defined for Kids

fallow

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adjective fal·low \ˈfa-lō\

Definition of fallow for Students

  1. :  not tilled or planted <fallow fields>





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