fal´low|ness


fal´low|ness
fal|low1 «FAL oh», adjective, noun, verb.
–adj.
1. plowed but not seeded for a season or more: »

We'll let the north forty acres lie fallow next spring.

2. Figurative. (of the mind) uncultivated; inactive.
–n.
1. land plowed and left without planting it for a season or more.
2. the plowing of land without seeding it for a season to destroy weeds or improve the soil: »

Your fallow adds to your fertility (Edmund Burke).

–v.t.
to plow and break up (land) without seeding; lay fallow.
[Old English fealh fallow land]
fal´low|ness, noun.
fal|low2 «FAL oh», adjective.
pale yellowish-brown: »

a fallow dog.

[Old English fealu]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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