noun, often attributive \ˈswi-dən\

Definition of SWIDDEN

:  a temporary agricultural plot formed by cutting back and burning off vegetative cover

Origin of SWIDDEN

English dialect, burned clearing, probably from Old Norse svithinn, past participle of svitha to burn, singe
First Known Use: circa 1868

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