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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Its contemporary décor is a world away from Heathcliff’s ramshackle smallholding, and includes luxuries like a swimming pool. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Young Families Embrace Living in ‘Wuthering Heights Country’," 9 Aug. 2018 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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The first known use of smallholding was in 1696

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English Language Learners Definition of smallholding

: a small farm

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