arable

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French arable, from Latin arābilis, formed from arō(plow) + -ābilis(able to be). Cognate with earable(arable).

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Adjective[edit]

arable ‎(comparative more arable, superlative most arable)

  1. (agriculture, of land) Able to be plowed or tilled, capable of growing crops (traditionally contrasted with pasturable lands such as heaths).
  2. (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).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French arable, from Latin arābilis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

arable m, f ‎(plural arables)

  1. arable

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arābilis.

Adjective[edit]

arable m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular arable)

  1. arable