variants: or ploughland \ ˈ⸗ˌland \

Definition of plowland

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
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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History and Etymology for plowland

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

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“Plowland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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