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a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of agro-
< Greek, combining form of agrós tilled land. See acre Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for agro
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  • Beyond the agro are the castelli romani, the hill towns of the Alban and Sabine district.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • The agro romano is divided into nearly 400 farms owned by half as many proprietors.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • The cattle of the agro are, Signor Tomassetti tells us, its most considerable inhabitants.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • 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.

  • Of this the state of the plain around Rome, the agro Romano, forms a terrible example.

  • His artibus cum Hannibalem Fabius in agro Falerno locorum angustiis clausisset, ille sine ullo exercitus detrimento se expedivit.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • It has a frontage of one hundred feet on the Via Appia, and an extension in agro of two hundred and thirty feet.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for agro


combining form
denoting fields, soil, or agriculture: agronomy
Word Origin
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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