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arable

[ ar-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈær ə bəl /
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adjective

capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage: arable land; arable soil.

noun

land that can be or is cultivated.

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Origin of arable

1375–1425; <Latin arābilis, equivalent to arā(re) to plow + -bilis-ble; replacing late Middle English erable, equivalent to er(en) to plow (Old English erian) + -able-able
ar·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for arable

arable
/ (ˈærəbəl) /

adjective

(of land) being or capable of being tilled for the production of crops
of, relating to, or using such landarable farming

noun

arable land or farming
C15: from Latin arābilis that can be ploughed, from arāre to plough
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