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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Over 70,000 seasonal picking positions on farms went unfilled this summer, leaving tons of produce unharvested, said Christiane Lambert, the president of France’s main agricultural union. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 That’s how many winter crops could go unharvested because of the war, worth roughly $1.4 billion. Madeline Halpert, Forbes, 15 June 2022 The war has destroyed $2.1 billion worth of farmland and unharvested winter crops and $926 million of machinery, the researchers found. Madeline Halpert, Forbes, 15 June 2022 But big questions remain about the health of wheat in northern India, the country’s most productive region, where the crop remains largely unharvested and has therefore been baking in the searing heat. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 4 May 2022 But once again, the bulk of the available fish will go unharvested due to no buyers. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Mar. 2022 Instead, over the past few years, Sealaska has been paid more than $100 million to keep its timber unharvested, for use as carbon offsets. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Dec. 2021 Courgettes, apples, and autumn raspberries were going unharvested. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 29 Mar. 2023.

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