- a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words: agronomy.
Origin of agro-
< Greek, combining form of agrós tilled land. See acre
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Examples from the Web for agro
Beyond the agro are the castelli romani, the hill towns of the Alban and Sabine district.
The cattle of the agro are, Signor Tomassetti tells us, its most considerable inhabitants.
The agro romano is divided into nearly 400 farms owned by half as many proprietors.
Considerable trade is done in agro di limone or lemon extract, which forms the basis of citric acid.
In the agro Romano, or zone immediately around Rome, land is as a rule left for pasturage.
- denoting fields, soil, or agricultureagronomy
from Greek agros field
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Word Origin and History for agro
word-forming element meaning "pertaining to agriculture or cultivation," from Greek agro-, comb. form of agros "field" (see acre).
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