slash-and-burn

slash-and-burn

[slash-uhn-burn]
adjective
of a method of agriculture used in the tropics, in which forest vegetation is felled and burned, the land is cropped for a few years, then the forest is allowed to reinvade.

Origin:
1935–40

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slash-and-burn
 
adj
denoting a short-term method of cultivation in which land is cleared by destroying and burning trees and other vegetation for temporary agricultural use

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