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1[mass noun] Land that is ploughed for growing crops; arable land.
- ‘There was no point cutting forests to expand plowlands if there wasn't enough dung to build soil or enough labor to spread it.’
- ‘The forest east of the Appalachians had largely gone, to be replaced by pasture and plowland, and had been severely reduced between the mountains and the Mississippi.’
- ‘You can't lay out a fence line or shape a plowland or fell a tree or break a colt merely by observing general principles.’
- 1.1[count noun]A measure of land used in the northern and eastern counties of England after the Norman conquest, based on the area able to be ploughed in a year by a team of eight oxen.
- ‘Now tractors, settled villages and efficient irrigation schemes fed from dams along the Sebou river have turned the area into permanent ploughland.’
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