the act or operation of tilling land; tillage.
the state of being tilled or under cultivation.
the physical condition of soil in relation to plant growth.
land that is tilled or cultivated.
Origin of tilth
before 1000; Middle English, Old English.
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Examples from the Web for tilth
Historical Examples of tilth
The better the land is kept in tilth, the better will be the effect of an application of guano.
The vast plains are rich with crops, or are ready to yield to the tilth.
Tilth masters that have corn of their own growing and sell it to others.
It is the gentry who offer a rich demesne, vineland and tilth, to Meleager, imploring him to take part in their war.
It had for foreground a stretch of tilth—olive-trees, honeysuckle hedges, and cypresses.
British Dictionary definitions for tilth
the act or process of tilling land
the condition of soil or land that has been tilled, esp with respect to suitability for promoting plant growth
Word Origin for tilth
Old English tilthe; see till ²
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Word Origin and History for tilth
"labor, work" (especially in agriculture), Old English tilþ, from tilian "to till" (see till (v.)) + -th (2).
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