jachère

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Etymology[edit]

1690; formerly ‘tillage, land prepared for plowing’, from Old French gaschiere, gaskiere, from Gaulish *gansco (branch) (compare Old Irish gesca); from Proto-Indo-European *kak-.

Akin to Spanish and Portuguese gancho (hook).

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jachère f (plural jachères)

  1. fallow; fallow land
    Le champ est en jachère.The field is lying fallow.

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