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agro-

  1. a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words: agronomy.
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Origin of agro-

< Greek, combining form of agrós tilled land. See acre
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Examples from the Web for agro

Historical Examples of agro

  • Beyond the agro are the castelli romani, the hill towns of the Alban and Sabine district.

    Rome

    Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

  • The cattle of the agro are, Signor Tomassetti tells us, its most considerable inhabitants.

    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

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for agro

agro-

combining form
  1. denoting fields, soil, or agricultureagronomy
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Word Origin for agro-

from Greek agros field
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Word Origin and History for agro

agro-

word-forming element meaning "pertaining to agriculture or cultivation," from Greek agro-, comb. form of agros "field" (see acre).

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