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farmland

[fahrm-land] /ˈfɑrmˌlænd/
noun
1.
land under cultivation or capable of being cultivated:
to protect valuable farmland from erosion.
Origin of farmland
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; farm + land
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  • The state owns virtually all industry and shares with collective farms ownership of more than nine-tenths of the farmland.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Similarly, burgesses usually had farmland outside the borough.

  • A year ago it had been ploughed as part of the French farmland, and now here were the English playing football!

    Life in a Tank Richard Haigh
  • And to leave her in farmland would be to let her slip back again out of accord with him.

  • The ownership in city land is, therefore, totally different from ownership in farmland.

British Dictionary definitions for farmland

farmland

/ˈfɑːmˌlænd/
noun
1.
land used or suitable for farming
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Word Origin and History for farmland
n.

mid-14c., from farm (n.) + land (n.).

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