Part of speech: adjective

Capable of being plowed or cultivated.

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Usage examples "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", 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.", 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", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.