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agrestal

[ uh-gres-tl ]
/ əˈgrɛs tl /
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adjective

of or relating to plants growing wild in fields and uncultivated areas.

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Origin of agrestal

1600–10; <Latin agrest(is) pertaining to fields, rural, rustic (by dissimilation from *agrestris, equivalent to agr-, stem of ager field + -estris adj. suffix) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for agrestal

agrestal
/ (əˈɡrɛstəl) /

adjective

(of uncultivated plants such as weeds) growing on cultivated land
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