farm·​land | \ ˈfärm-ˌland How to pronounce farmland (audio) \

Definition of farmland

: land used or suitable for farming

Examples of farmland in a Sentence

50 acres of rich farmland
Recent Examples on the Web Ancient Roman roads laced through the farmland, a reminder of its legacy as a global trade route, and the hills surrounding Al Mohamad’s home grew barley, olives, and figs, some of Syria’s main exports at the time. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, "The Looting Network," 31 July 2020 Correa Peña, for one, is working to convince his family to use some farmland as a reserve for birding tourists. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To save a nearly extinct bird, Colombians are rethinking one of their biggest economic engines," 13 June 2020 South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed that the restitution of farmland previously owned and worked by Black South Africans will go ahead. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Reparations bill gets new attention amid BLM. Could other nations provide a blueprint?," 10 July 2020 That has left swaths of farmland, cemeteries and even homes in a kind of no man’s land south of the fence, which has been built in fits and starts. Jeremy Schwartz, ProPublica, "He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed.," 2 July 2020 The farmland surrounding McKinney would produce substantial amounts of corn, wheat and oats. Hannah Evans, Dallas News, "McKinney, Texas: What laid the tracks for its success and why it considered being the ‘Sucker Capitol’," 25 June 2020 In the mid- and late 800s, most of the great cities of the Maya world were already faltering under the weight of growing populations, degrading farmland, and decades of drought. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Mercury and algal blooms poisoned Maya reservoirs at Tikal," 30 June 2020 The area in which the remains were found is sprawling farmland with large pieces of property. oregonlive, "Allyson Watterson disappearance: Search continues at site where remains were found," 22 June 2020 Cutting down trees and bushes to open up farmland means destroying the bird’s habitat or isolating populations to a few livable patches. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To save a nearly extinct bird, Colombians are rethinking one of their biggest economic engines," 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of farmland

1638, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2020

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“Farmland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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: land used or suitable for farming

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