till·​able | \ ˈti-lə-bəl How to pronounce tillable (audio) \

Definition of tillable

: capable of being tilled : arable 60 tillable acres Almost every square foot of tillable land is exploited as fully as possible.— Edwin O. Reischauer

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Recent Examples on the Web But Scott and editor-in-chief Clare Conley hatched a grandiose plan right there in New York City—many miles away from any sort of tillable ground—that would forever change the path of whitetail deer hunting. Gerry Bethge, Outdoor Life, "The Origin Story of Food Plots for Deer Hunting," 5 Nov. 2020 In Minnesota, farm real estate brokerage and auction house Fladeboe Land sold two farms in the past couple weeks at more than $8,700 per tillable acre. Adam Belz, Star Tribune, "Farmland prices holding steady, maybe even ticking upward in Minnesota," 30 Sep. 2020 Given that Straska Farm is upland and prime, tillable farmland, Gilbert said local farmers are eager to make use of it. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Residents ramp up efforts to pass Straska Farm referendum in Rocky Hill," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tillable

1571, in the meaning defined above

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“Tillable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tillable. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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