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[tilth] /tɪlθ/
noun
1.
the act or operation of tilling land; tillage.
2.
the state of being tilled or under cultivation.
3.
the physical condition of soil in relation to plant growth.
4.
land that is tilled or cultivated.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English. See till2, -th1
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  • Amending soils with composts or manures improves the tilth and fertilizer value of soils.
  • These soils have natural fertility and desirable tilth but usually occur on slopes that limit their use to trees.
British Dictionary definitions for tilth

tilth

/tɪlθ/
noun
1.
the act or process of tilling land
2.
the condition of soil or land that has been tilled, esp with respect to suitability for promoting plant growth
Word Origin
Old English tilthe; see till²
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Word Origin and History for tilth
n.

"labor, work" (especially in agriculture), Old English tilþ, from tilian "to till" (see till (v.)) + -th (2).

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