un·​har·​vested | \ ˌən-ˈhär-və-stəd How to pronounce unharvested (audio) \

Definition of unharvested

: not harvested an unharvested crop unharvested fields

Examples of unharvested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who assisted say letting the Unhjem's crops go unharvested would've been a big loss for the family and helping out was just common sense. Marika Gerken, CNN, "After a farmer suffered a heart attack, his neighbors banded together to harvest his crops," 19 Sep. 2020 Specifically, at Feeding America-network food banks—of which there are over 200 across the U.S.—there are other ways to get involved, Jelinski says, from teaching healthy cooking classes to gathering unharvested crops from regional farms. Jillian Kramer, Redbook, "5 Ways You Can Help Your Community's Kids Eat This Summer," 19 July 2019 Now, produce growers fear that even more crops will go unharvested. National Geographic, "Food insecurity and bottlenecks," 30 Mar. 2020 In Canada, 18 percent of Manitoba’s potato fields were left unharvested, while 6.5 percent of Alberta’s crop was damaged by frost. Joey Morona, cleveland, "Uh-oh, we could be on the brink of a french fry shortage, report says," 3 Dec. 2019 Deer feed and take shelter in the unharvested agricultural fields, effectively avoiding hunters. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Deer kill down 25% for Wisconsin's nine-day gun hunting season, the lowest in 39 years," 3 Dec. 2019 The United Potato Growers of Canada estimates about 12,000 Manitoba acres (about 4,900 hectares), or 18% of the province’s planted area, were left unharvested — equal to what was abandoned for all of Canada last season. Ashley Robinson / Bloomberg, Time, "Why Potato Farmers Are Rushing to Stave Off a French Fry Shortage," 2 Dec. 2019 The first call for the fire came in at about 1:30 p.m., according to Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Chuck Fusco, and the fire spread to about 4-5 acres of unharvested corn. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Fire in Hampstead cornfield contained to handful of acres, spokesman says," 30 Oct. 2019 That's led to 10 million tons of cosmetically imperfect or unharvested food being lost each year. CBS News, "Is "ugly produce" the key to our food waste problem?," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unharvested

1874, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2020

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“Unharvested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unharvested. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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