arable

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
  1. adjective
    (of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
    synonyms: cultivable, cultivatable, tillable
    productive
    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
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