burn·​beat | \ ˈbərnˌbēt, -ˌbāt \

Definition of burnbeat

: to pare off and burn the sod or turf from in order to improve (sour or soggy land) for cultivation

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History and Etymology for burnbeat

burn entry 2 + beat (turf)

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“Burnbeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burnbeat. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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