farm·​land | \ ˈfärm-ˌland \

Definition of farmland

: land used or suitable for farming

Examples of farmland in a Sentence

50 acres of rich farmland

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Just down the road are the remnants of a small town, which, luckily, includes some farmland. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fallout 76 journal, day 1: welcome to the wasteland," 14 Nov. 2018 My train bypassed Switzerland’s imposing Alpstein before rolling over Bodensee’s broad hills and through flat farmland before finally reaching Munich, the capital of, and gateway to, Bavaria. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 Nearby a young male moose lounged in a riverbank glade and a Pronghorn antelope sprinted across fallow farmland once plied by early and unsuccessful Mormon farmers. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Way To Spend 72 Hours at Jackson Hole," 31 July 2018 On a rugged hillside south of Antelope, wildlife biologist J.D. McComas spent two nights last week waiting to shoot a feral pig that was destroying nearby farmland. Kyle Spurr, The Seattle Times, "Feral swine population plummets in Oregon," 30 July 2018 This tallies with the results of a separate audit released Nov. 1 by Agri Development Solutions and farm lobby group AGRI SA, which found non-whites own 27 percent of the nation’s farmland compared with 14 percent in 1994. Arabile Gumede,, "Why Land Seizure Is Back in News in South Africa," 1 Mar. 2018 Chimacum Valley, a patchwork of pastures, forest and farmland with a salmon-bearing stream running through it, is the agricultural heart of the eastern Olympic Peninsula. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Destination Dining: Finnriver Farm & Cidery," 25 Sep. 2018 Israel halted Gaza commercial imports last month, and terminated fuel shipments almost two weeks ago in response to incendiary kites and balloons launched from Gaza that have burned forest and farmland in southern Israel. Fox News, "Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts," 15 Aug. 2018 The army said the tunnel revealed Tuesday stretched some 200 meters (yards) from a home in the Lebanese village of Kafr Kela across the border and exited in farmland southwest of the pastoral Israeli border town of Metula. Josef Federman, The Seattle Times, "Israeli operation targets Hezbollah cross-border tunnels," 3 Dec. 2018

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1638, in the meaning defined above

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