cropland

noun
crop·​land | \ ˈkräp-ˌland How to pronounce cropland (audio) \

Definition of cropland

: land that is suited to or used for crops

Examples of cropland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The big global losses seem to be around urban and suburban areas and croplands, where bugs are losing their food and habitat, van Klink said. NBC News, "Earth's insect population shrinks 27 percent in 30 years," 24 Apr. 2020 In some regions, the introduction of termites has turned infertile land into cropland within a year. Scott Elder, National Geographic, "5 vital roles insects play in our ecosystem," 23 Apr. 2020 The casualties are amplified by civilization’s relentless push into forests and wild areas on the hunt for timber, cropland and other natural resources. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, "How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease," 7 May 2020 In Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, locusts have invaded around 700 square miles of cropland, pastures and forests, in the country’s largest infestation this century. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions," 31 Jan. 2020 The ranch’s 746 acres of slope and ravine, cropland and pasture have shifted thanks to a combination of drought and technology. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "Fires, floods and free parking: California’s unending fight against climate change," 5 Dec. 2019 There also are efforts to replace nearby croplands with native, nutrient-absorbing plants. Brian Albrecht, cleveland, "Several inland lakes in Ohio battling same algal blooms as in Lake Erie," 12 Apr. 2020 According to the Berkeley Food Institute, forests, croplands, urban trees and organic material in landfills offset 11.5% of U.S. carbon emissions. John Spina, The Denver Post, "Boulder County’s carbon sequestration project reports limited impact in first year," 27 Oct. 2019 These mountain grasslands also store and release water that sustains the cities and croplands further downslope. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hardy scientists trek to Venezuela’s last glacier amid chaos," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cropland

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Cropland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cropland. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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cropland

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English Language Learners Definition of cropland

: land on which crops are grown

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