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a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of agro-
< Greek, combining form of agrós tilled land. See acre Unabridged
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  • It has a frontage of one hundred feet on the Via Appia, and an extension in agro of two hundred and thirty feet.

    The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow
  • The cattle of the agro are, Signor Tomassetti tells us, its most considerable inhabitants.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • Beyond the agro are the castelli romani, the hill towns of the Alban and Sabine district.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • His artibus cum Hannibalem Fabius in agro Falerno locorum angustiis clausisset, ille sine ullo exercitus detrimento se expedivit.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • The agro romano is divided into nearly 400 farms owned by half as many proprietors.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • Of this the state of the plain around Rome, the agro Romano, forms a terrible example.

  • In the agro Romano, or zone immediately around Rome, land is as a rule left for pasturage.

  • Considerable trade is done in agro di limone or lemon extract, which forms the basis of citric acid.

British Dictionary definitions for agro


combining form
denoting fields, soil, or agriculture: agronomy
Word Origin
from Greek agros field
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Word Origin and History for agro


word-forming element meaning "pertaining to agriculture or cultivation," from Greek agro-, comb. form of agros "field" (see acre).

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