1. 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

Words Nearby agro- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agro- in a sentence

  • 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
  • Fior di limone!Limone agro e non si puoi mangiareMa son pi agre le pene d'amore.

    Romance of Roman Villas | Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • 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
  • The words ex agro Sabino form an attributive phrase qualifying Romanos just as rusticos does.

    Cato Maior de Senectute | Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Nullam, attamen, ex agro illo meo parvulo segetem demessui, præter gaudium vacuum bene de Republica merendi.

    The Biglow Papers | James Russell Lowell

British Dictionary definitions for agro-


combining form
  1. denoting fields, soil, or agriculture: agronomy

Origin of agro-

from Greek agros field

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