dryland

adjective
dry·​land | \ˈdrī-ˌland \

Definition of dryland 

: of, relating to, or being a relatively arid region a dryland wheat state also : of, adapted to, practicing, or being agricultural methods (such as dry farming) suited to such a region

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My father's family had been from that part of Texas for generations, struggling to make ends meet as dryland cotton farmers. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "In Randy Kennedy’s Presidio, a Startling Road Trip Thriller Full of Twists and Turns," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of dryland

1893, in the meaning defined above

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