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fallow

adjective fal·low \ ˈfa-(ˌ)lō \

Definition of fallow

:of a light yellowish-brown color
  • a fallow greyhound

Origin and Etymology of fallow

Middle English falow, from Old English fealu; akin to Old High German falo pale, fallow, Latin pallēre to be pale, Greek polios gray


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fallow

noun

Definition of fallow

1 :usually cultivated land that is allowed to lie idle during the growing season
2 obsolete :plowed land
3 :the state or period of being fallow
  • Summer fallow is effective for destroying weeds.
4 :the tilling of land without sowing it for a season

Origin and Etymology of fallow

Middle English falwe, falow, from Old English fealg — more at felly

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fallow

verb

Definition of fallow

transitive verb
:to plow, harrow, and break up (land) without seeding to destroy weeds and conserve soil moisture

Origin and Etymology of fallow

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fallow

adjective

Definition of fallow

1 :left untilled or unsown after plowing
2 :dormant, inactive used especially in the phrase to lie fallow
  • at this very moment there are probably important inventions lying fallow
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fallowness

noun

Origin and Etymology of fallow

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FALLOW Defined for Kids

fallow

adjective fal·low \ ˈfa-lō \

Definition of fallow for Students

:not tilled or planted
  • fallow fields


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