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arable

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

Definition of arable

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

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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

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arable

noun

Definition of arable

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

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ARABLE Defined for Kids

arable

adjective ar·a·ble \ ˈer-ə-bəl \

Definition of arable for Students

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


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