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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Giant pipes spilling out of the cave’s mouth and plugged into holes drilled through the hillside kept gushing water out into the farmlands below. Time, "Grandfather of Trapped Thai Boy Says He’ll ‘Never Let Them Near a Cave Again’," 5 July 2018 One bill establishes a separate Personal Identification Number and calculates property taxes for that portion of the farmland to be used for solar energy at $218,000 per megawatt — to be paid by the solar system owner/developer. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County residents weigh in on proposed solar farms," 14 June 2018 Sidney was promised $3 million—enough, local officials hoped, to purchase the farmland and entice a developer to build homes. Christopher Flavelle,, "America’s Last-Ditch Climate Strategy of Retreat Isn’t Going So Well," 2 May 2018 Later, that same trail led us across a 2-mile-long, curving, sandy beach with nary a soul nor structure in sight before heading onward through rich farmland. Doug Hansen,, "Hiking Spain's wild coast," 12 July 2018 The flaming kites, which have torched wide swaths of Israeli farmland, have come amid near-weekly demonstrations led by Hamas along the volatile frontier since late March. Caron Creighton, Fox News, "UN criticizes Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing," 10 July 2018 That goal has been delayed, however, as the Houthi fighters have been able to scatter to avoid airstrikes and their snipers have hidden in Yemeni farmland to attack coalition forces. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "With Much at Stake in Yemen Port, Coalition Puts Advance on Hold," 8 July 2018 They were just about wiped out when gold miners shot them for food and ranchers converted their habitat to farmland. Tom Stienstra,, "Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns," 8 July 2018 The farmlands of central Wisconsin mix with the evergreens and hardwoods of the Northwoods. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's highest point - Timm's Hill - is a quiet escape away from everything," 5 July 2018

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1638, in the meaning defined above

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