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arable (s) (noun), arables (pl)
1. Terrain that is suitable or fit for planting and growing crops: Tom and his ancestors have been using the arables in his area for multiple years to produce a number of agricultural products.
2. Etymology: from Latin arabilis; from arare, "to plough" or "to plow".
This entry is located in the following unit: ara- (page 1)
arable (adjective), more arable, most arable
1. Relating to land that is good for farming by producing crops that require plowing and tillage: Although arable earth has been used in many countries for centuries, the technical processes have changed from primitive methods of using animals to pull the plows to modern motorized tractors to accomplish more results for the growing of edible food for the populations of the world.

Some geographical areas are simply too rocky to be arable or farmable.

There are a some nations that have been able to convert some expanses of desert sand into arable soil with special irrigation and agricultural techniques.

Arable farming is essential for the existence or livelihood of people wherever they live in this world.

2. Etymology: the current term of arable may have been introduced in an effort to "correct" the earlier English terms erable, earable derived from Old English erian, "to plow" by replacing it with a Latinate spelling of arable.

By the 1700s. erable and its variants stopped being used.

—Compiled from information located in
The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology; The H.W. Wilson Company;
Bronxville, New York; 1988; page 47.
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