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swidden

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noun, often attributive swid·den \ˈswi-dən\

Definition of swidden

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



Origin and Etymology of swidden

English dialect, burned clearing, probably from Old Norse svithinn, past participle of svitha to burn, singe


First Known Use: circa 1868

Rhymes with swidden


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