arable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French arable, from the Latin adjective arabilis, from arō (I plow). Confer the English verb ear (to plow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arable (comparative more arable, superlative most arable)

  1. (agriculture, of land) suitable for cultivation, such as by ploughing
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      And again, since no animal now stole, it was unnecessary to fence off pasture from arable land []

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arable (masculine and feminine, plural arables)

  1. arable

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Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arable m, f

  1. arable