agres·​tic | \ ə-ˈgre-stik \

Definition of agrestic

1 : of or relating to the fields or country : rustic
2 : of or relating to the work (such as harvesting) done in a field In south India, the situation seemed inconsistent, though varieties of agrestic servitude which bore the characteristics of both serfdom and slavery were palpable and widespread. — Daud Ali, in Slavery & South Asian History, 2006

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First Known Use of agrestic

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agrestic

Latin agrestis + English -ic

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“Agrestic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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