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Fallow

Fallow Meaning & Definition
Fallow Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Fallow?

[n] cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
[adj] undeveloped but potentially useful; "a fallow gold market"
[adj] left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season; "fallow farmland"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Fallow: unbroken | undeveloped | unexploited | unploughed | unplowed

Related Terms | Find terms related to Fallow: acarpous | achromatic | achromic | anemic | arable land | arid | ashen | ashy | at leisure | at liberty | at loose ends | aureate | auric | available | backset | barnyard | barren | barton | beige | bled white | bloodless | buff | buff-yellow | cadaverous | canary | canary-yellow | cattle ranch | celibate | chicken farm | childless | chloranemic | citron | citron-yellow | collective farm | colorless | cotton plantation | cream | creamy | croft | cultivate | culture | cut | dairy farm | dead | deadly pale | deathly pale | delve | demesne | demesne farm | desert | desolate | dig | dim | dimmed | dingy | discolored | disengaged | drained | dress | dried-up | dry | dry farm | dude ranch | dull | ecru | etiolated | exhausted | exsanguinated | exsanguine | exsanguineous | factory farm | faded | faint | farm | farmery | farmhold | farmland | farmplace | farmstead | farmyard | fertilize | flat | flaxen | force | free | fruit farm | fruitless | fur farm | gaunt | gelded | ghastly | gilded | gilt | gold | gold-colored | golden | grain farm | grange | grassland | gray | hacienda | haggard | harrow | hoe | homecroft | homefarm | homestead | hueless | hypochromic | idle | impotent | ineffectual | infecund | infertile | issueless | jejune | jobless | kibbutz | kolkhoz | lackluster | leached | leaden | leisure | leisured | lemon | lemon-yellow | list | livid | location | lumpen | lurid | lusterless | luteolous | lutescent | mains | manor farm | mat | mealy | menopausal | muddy | mulch | neutral | nonfertile | nonproducing | nonproductive | nonprolific | ocherish | ocherous | ochery | ochreous | ochroid | ochrous | ochry | off | off duty | off work | or | orchard | otiose | out of employ | out of harness | out of work | pale | pale as death | pale-faced | pallid | pasture | pasty | pen | plantation | plow | poultry farm | primrose | primrose-colored | primrose-yellow | prune | rake | ranch | rancheria | rancho | saffron | saffron-colored | saffron-yellow | sallow | sand-colored | sandy | sheep farm | sickly | sine prole | spade | station | steading | sterile | stock farm | straw | straw-colored | sucked dry | tallow-faced | teemless | thin | thin out | till | till the soil | toft | toneless | truck farm | uncolored | uncultivated | unemployable | unemployed | unfertile | unfruitful | unoccupied | unplowed | unproductive | unprolific | unsown | untilled | virgin | wan | washed-out | waste | wasted | waxen | weak | weed | weed out | whey-faced | white | without issue | work | xanthic | xanthous | yellow | yellowish

See Also | cultivated land | farmland | ploughland | plowland | tillage | tilled land | tilth

Fallow In Webster's Dictionary

\Fal"low\, a. [AS. fealu, fealo, pale yellow or red; akin to D. vaal fallow, faded, OHG. falo, G. falb, fahl, Icel. f["o]lr, and prob. to Lith. palvas, OSlav. plav[u^] white, L. pallidus pale, pallere to be pale, Gr. polio`s gray, Skr. palita. Cf. {Pale}, {Favel}, a., {Favor}.] 1. Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound. --Shak. 2. [Cf. {Fallow}, n.] Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground. {Fallow chat}, {Fallow finch} (Zo["o]l.), a small European bird, the wheatear ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). See {Wheatear}.
\Fal"low\, n. [So called from the fallow, or somewhat yellow, color of naked ground; or perh. akin to E. felly, n., cf. MHG. valgen to plow up, OHG. felga felly, harrow.] 1. Plowed land. [Obs.] Who . . . pricketh his blind horse over the fallows. --Chaucer. 2. Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season. The plowing of fallows is a benefit to land. --Mortimer. 3. The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds. Be a complete summer fallow, land is rendered tender and mellow. The fallow gives it a better tilth than can be given by a fallow crop. --Sinclair. {Fallow crop}, the crop taken from a green fallow. [Eng.] {Green fallow}, fallow whereby land is rendered mellow and clean from weeds, by cultivating some green crop, as turnips, potatoes, etc. [Eng.]
\Fal"low\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fallowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fallowing}.] [From {Fallow}, n.] To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.

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