slash and burn


slash and burn
slash and burn UK US adjective
slash and burn farming involves cutting down and burning trees and old plants in order to plant new crops

slash and burn agriculture

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  • Slash and burn — consists of cutting and burning of forests or woodlands to create fields for agriculture or pasture for livestock, or for a variety of other purposes. It is sometimes part of shifting cultivation agriculture, and of transhumance livestock herding …   Wikipedia

  • slash-and-burn — adjective slash and burn farming involves cutting down and burning trees in order to plant crops: slash and burn agriculture …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slash-and-burn — [slash′ən bʉrn′] adj. 1. of or having to do with a type of primitive forest agriculture in which fields are cleared by cutting down and burning vegetation 2. extremely destructive in an indiscriminate way …   English World dictionary

  • slash-and-burn — slash′ and burn′ adj. 1) agr. of or noting a method of agriculture in the tropics in which vegetation is felled and burned, the land is cultivated for a few years, then abandoned to the forest 2) cvb unnecessarily destructive or extreme •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Slash-and-burn — This article is about slash and burn farming. For shifting cultivation, see shifting cultivation. For the Manic Street Preachers single, see Slash n Burn. Not to be confused with scorched earth. Slash and burn practices in Eno, Finland, 1893 …   Wikipedia

  • slash and burn — 1. adjective Rough, coarse and lacking finesse, performed with little skill. His slash and burn approach to management resulted in few friends and many enemies. 2. noun A technique in agriculture where plant matter is roughly cut down and then… …   Wiktionary

  • slash and burn — also slash and burn N UNCOUNT: usu N n Slash and burn is a method of farming that involves clearing land by destroying and burning all the trees and plants on it, farming there for a short time, and then moving on to clear a new piece of land.… …   English dictionary

  • slash-and-burn — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : characterized or developed by felling and girdling trees and then burning them to make land arable usually for temporary purposes the slash and burn method of agriculture II. adjective : ruthlessly destructive slash… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slash-and-burn — adjective Date: 1939 1. characterized or developed by felling and burning trees to clear land especially for temporary agriculture 2. extremely ruthless and unsparing < slash and burn tactics > < slash and burn criticism > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slash and burn — UK / US adjective slash and burn farming involves cutting down and burning trees and old plants in order to plant new crops slash and burn agriculture …   English dictionary


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