farmland

noun
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

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Urban street scenes or rural farmland shots, fancy penthouses, rustic shacks, malls, cul-de-sacs, airports ... no problem. Jennifer Brett, ajc, "Clint Eastwood’s movie re-creates Centennial Olympic Park bombing," 2 Aug. 2019 Satellite data show that air which passes over primary rainforest produces twice as much rain a few days later than that which passes over farmland. The Economist, "The Amazon is approaching an irreversible tipping point," 1 Aug. 2019 California has plenty of farmland that could be converted to solar panels without harming the state’s $50-billion agriculture industry, clean energy advocates say. Los Angeles Times, "California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up," 31 July 2019 On the open road the city landscape faded into farmland, then back into the silhouette of Mexico City, where the hope was that Rocky would blend in among 8 million strangers. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Immigrant Song," 30 July 2019 Floodwaters swamped more than half a million acres of forest and farmland in the lower Mississippi Delta more than six months ago, gulping up highways and homes, livestock and tractors. Rory Doyle, New York Times, "Where Floods of ‘Biblical Proportion’ Drowned Towns and Farms," 30 July 2019 Wilsonville’s big plans for former farmland to become the Frog Pond Neighborhood include schools, parks, trails, open spaces near Boeckman Creek, a church, Frog Pond Grange and commercial buildings in addition to residential neighborhoods. oregonlive.com, "2019 Street of Dreams invites you to dream big in Wilsonville," 27 July 2019 Beavers have damaged infrastructure, too, flooding highways and culverts, and damaging farmland. Luján Agusti, National Geographic, "Argentina brought beavers to Tierra del Fuego. It was not a good idea.," 25 July 2019 Steve Elfers, Ian James Wells supply drinking water for about 120 million Americans and nourish farmlands from the Arizona desert to the High Plains. Ian James, azcentral, "In the West and across the U.S., drilling of deeper wells is ‘unsustainable,’ researchers say," 24 July 2019

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1638, in the meaning defined above

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farmland

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