Definition of rye land in US English:

rye land

noun

  • Land, usually of a light or inferior quality, suitable for the cultivation of rye or where rye is cultivated; an expanse of such land.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Tusser (c1524–1580), writer on agriculture and poet. From rye + land.

Pronunciation

rye land

/ˈrʌɪ ˌland/