plowland

noun plow·land
variants: or

ploughland

Definition of plowland

  1. 1 :  any of various old English units of land area :  carucate division of the arable land into units called plowlands, each … composed of eight “oxgangs” — F. M. Stenton

  2. 2a :  arable land a third of the plowlandWorld Report b :  a plot of such land a green hillock at the edge of a plowland — John Drinkwater

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Origin and Etymology of plowland

Middle English plowlond, from plow, plough plow + land, lond land


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