smallholding

noun
small·hold·ing | \ˈsmȯl-ˌhōl-diŋ \

Definition of smallholding 

chiefly British

: a small farm

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smallholder \ˈsmȯl-ˌhōl-dər \ noun

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Today, farmers from 1,448 smallholdings, including representatives of 25 ethnic minority groups such as the Lahu and Wa, bring their crops to Nestlé’s spanking new Pu’er headquarters. Time, "In China's Tea-Growing Heartland, Coffee Is Fast Becoming the New Flavor," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of smallholding

1696, in the meaning defined above

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smallholding

noun

English Language Learners Definition of smallholding

: a small farm

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