unharvested

adjective

un·​har·​vested ˌən-ˈhär-və-stəd How to pronounce unharvested (audio)
: not harvested
an unharvested crop
unharvested fields

Examples of unharvested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several Alaska Native corporations have already capitalized on timber tracts in California’s carbon credits market, which allow forest owners to get paid for keeping lands unharvested for 100 years. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 20 Apr. 2024 And that’s what those unharvested oysters did over all those months. Louise Schiavone, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Schools are closed and crops have been abandoned, the olives left unharvested. Kim Ghattas, The Atlantic, 26 Jan. 2024 Its three acres of hop vines, always a small part of the 1,260-acre estate, went unharvested this year. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Oct. 2023 Still, even the best experimental silicon solar cells leave almost three-quarters of the available sunlight power unharvested. Tracy H. Schloemer, IEEE Spectrum, 19 Sep. 2023 Roughly a quarter of the forest, some 60,000 acres, is unharvested — old burial grounds and ancestral seasonal villages, buffers around raptor nests and wolf dens, swamplands and areas near waterways, according to Ms. Duquain. Cara Buckley Jamie Kelter Davis, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2023 The land suffered from mine contamination and direct physical damage, and 2.4 million hectares of winter crops will remain unharvested due to Russia’s occupation. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Last year, 22 million pounds’ (about $27 million) worth of fruit and vegetables went unharvested, according to a survey by the National Farmers’ Union. Stephen Castle, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unharvested was in 1874

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“Unharvested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unharvested. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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