en friche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From friche (wasteland).

Adjective[edit]

en friche

  1. (agriculture) without culture
    Laisser une terre en friche, une vigne en friche.
    Leave land uncultivated, an deserted vineyard.
  2. (figuratively) simple-minded, uncultivated
    Un esprit en friche.
    An uncultivated spirit.

References[edit]

  • en friche” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).