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[fahrm-land] /ˈfɑrmˌlænd/
land under cultivation or capable of being cultivated:
to protect valuable farmland from erosion.
Origin of farmland
1630-40; farm + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A year ago it had been ploughed as part of the French farmland, and now here were the English playing football!

    Life in a Tank Richard Haigh
  • The state owns virtually all industry and shares with collective farms ownership of more than nine-tenths of the farmland.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • To the westward, and sadly near, was the end of the big woods and the beginning of pastures and farmland.

    The Jonathan Papers Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
  • Similarly, burgesses usually had farmland outside the borough.

  • In three districts of Russian-Poland the peasants bought in those four years 14,694 acres of farmland.

British Dictionary definitions for farmland


land used or suitable for farming
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Word Origin and History for farmland

mid-14c., from farm (n.) + land (n.).

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