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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
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Examples from the web for farmland
  • Berry has criticized the environmental movement for separating wilderness from farmland in its conservation campaigns.
  • The drive to the fair went through beautiful rolling farmland, not along a congested freeway.
  • Squeezing more output from farmland is possible thanks to new grain varieties, chemical fertilizers, mechanization and irrigation.
  • In either case, clear-cutting for farmland has led to deforestation at an alarmingly quickening rate.
  • The beach gives way to intensively cultivated farmland.
  • She had put the business, along with nine acres of farmland behind it, up for sale.
  • If a forest is reduced to fragments, seeds that drift out into the surrounding farmland may be unable to grow, for example.
  • The amount of ethanol that can be produced from these sources, particularly corn, is constrained by the need for farmland.
  • It's as simple as supply and demand the world only has so much farmland.
  • Natural habitats are being replaced with farmland to provide food for a growing world population.
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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