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- (agriculture, of land) Able to be plowed or tilled, capable of growing crops (traditionally contrasted with pasturable lands such as heaths).
- (agriculture, NGO jargon, of land) Under cultivation (within any quinquennial period) for the production of crops sown and harvested within the same agricultural year (contrasted with permanently-cropped lands such as orchards).
suitable for cultivation
arable m, f (plural arables)
- “arable” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
arable m (oblique and nominative feminine singular arable)