Definition of plough-alms in US English:

plough-alms

(US plow-alms)

noun

historical
  • A tax payable to the Church in Anglo-Saxon and feudal times, consisting of one penny per annum for each plough or ploughland.

Origin

Middle English. From plough + alms. Compare earlier sullow-alms.

Pronunciation

plough-alms

/ˈplaʊˌɑːmz/