AskDefine | Define arable

Dictionary Definition

arable adj : (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively [syn: cultivable, cultivatable, tillable]

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From the Latin adjective arabilis, from arare, "to plough". Confer the English verb "to ear".


  1. agriculture of land suitable for cultivation, such as by ploughing


Extensive Definition

Arable () relates to the growing of crops:
  • Arable farming or agronomy, the cultivation of field crops
  • Arable land, land upon which crops are cultivated
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