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Word of the Day 03/10/20 Arable

Arable (adjective, noun)
arable [ ar-uh-buh l ]
(previously 06-03-13)

adjective
1. capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage: arable land; arable soil.

noun
2. land that can be or is cultivated.

OTHER WORDS FROM ARABLE
ar·a·bil·i·ty, noun

WORDS RELATED TO ARABLE
cultivable, tillable

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Origin: 1375–1425; < Latin arābilis, equivalent to arā(re) to plow + -bilis -ble; replacing late Middle English erable, equivalent to er(en) to plow (Old English erian) + -able -able

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ARABLE
Water, food and arable land will be more scarce, cities more crowded and hunger more widespread.
POPE FRANCIS IS WRONG ABOUT MY CHILD-FREE LIFE|AMANDA MARCOTTE|JUNE 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST

You will, by accident listening to the show, become an expert-not-really in matters of arable farming, organic crops, and milking.
AMERICA, PRESENTING YOUR NEW ADDICTION: ‘THE ARCHERS’|TIM TEEMAN|APRIL 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Every village must be self-supporting, and therefore an equilibrium of arable and pasture will be established in every village.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYOND|FREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND

About 70 percent of the increase in cultivated land was added to arable acreage.
AREA HANDBOOK FOR ALBANIA|EUGENE K. KEEFE

Indeed, the rocks and "drift" of a district give character to its arable surface.
THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS OF THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM|P. L. SIMMONDS

This addition to the arable land has been a great boon to the people.
LIFE AND WORK IN BENARES AND KUMAON, 1839-1877|JAMES KENNEDY

The house would, of course, go with the arable land and a mile or two of pasture beyond it.
OUT ON THE PAMPAS|G. A. HENTY

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