If you describe land as arable, it means that something can grow there. If you're looking to raise crops, you better find yourself a patch of arable land.

Arable has its Latin roots in the word arare, which means "to plow." Arable soil is ground that can be plowed and cultivated. Chances are — if you are using the word arable, then either the word land or the word soil is following it; however, you might also see the phrase "arable crops" — meaning those crops that are able to be grown on arable land.

Definitions of arable

adj (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively

cultivable, cultivatable, tillable
producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

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