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arable

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

Definition of arable

  1. 1 :  fit for or used for the growing of crops arable land

  2. 2 British :  engaged in, produced by, or being the cultivation of arable land arable farming arable farmers

arability

play \ˌa-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌer-ə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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

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arable

noun ar·a·ble

Definition of arable

chiefly British

  1. :  land fit or used for the growing of crops; also :  a plot of such land the village arable of Anglo-Saxon times

Origin and Etymology of arable

see 1arable


First Known Use: 1576

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ARABLE Defined for Kids

arable

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adjective ar·a·ble \ˈer-ə-bəl\

Definition of arable for Students

  1. :  fit for or cultivated by plowing :  suitable for producing crops arable land



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