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Definition of tilth

1 : cultivated land : tillage
2 : the state of aggregation of a soil especially in relation to its suitability for crop growth

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Recent Examples on the Web Second, cover crops add nutrients to the soil and improve tilths. Roxanne Washington, cleveland, "Putting your garden to bed so it will wake up refreshed next spring: NE Ohio Gardening," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of tilth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tilth

Middle English, from Old English, from tilian to till

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“Tilth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tilth. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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