fallow1 [fal-oh] /ˈfæl oʊ/ Show IPA
(of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
not in use; inactive:
My creative energies have lain fallow this year.
land that has undergone plowing and harrowing and has been left unseeded for one or more growing seasons.
verb (used with object)
to make (land) fallow for agricultural purposes.
1275–1325; Middle English falwe; compare Old English fealga, plural of *fealh, as gloss of Medieval Latin occas harrows