What does the word arable mean?

Usage examples for arable

  1. About one- fourth of the total area is mountainous, three- fifths are rolling plain, valleys, and gentle arable slopes, and the remainder is swampy. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  2. He studied different kinds of plants and the differences between arable land, forest land, pasture land, and garden land. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. His client offered to Mr. Richard Carvel the estate lying in Kent County, embracing thirty- three hundred acres more or less of arable land and woodland, with a fine new house, together with the indented servants and negroes and other chattels thereon. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009