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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

OTHER WORDS FROM arable

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

Word Origin for arable

C15: from Latin arābilis that can be ploughed, from arāre to plough
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