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An arbitrary name given to a theoretical portion of land, especially used to distinguish it from a second, ‘white’ acre, and perhaps a third, ‘green’ acre.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Bacon (1561–1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher. From black + acre.
black acre/ˈblak eɪkə/
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