tillage

[til-ij]

noun

the operation, practice, or art of tilling land.
tilled land.

Nearby words

  1. till eulenspiegel,
  2. till hell freezes over,
  3. till money,
  4. till the cows come home,
  5. tillable,
  6. tillamook bay,
  7. tillandsia,
  8. tiller,
  9. tillerman,
  10. tilley

Origin of tillage

First recorded in 1480–90; till2 + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for tillage

tillage

noun

the act, process, or art of tilling
tilled land
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Word Origin and History for tillage

tillage

n.

late 15c., from till (v.) + -age.

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