Meaning of FALLOW in English

FALLOW

~ 1

■ adjective

1》 (of farmland) ploughed and harrowed but left for a period without being sown.

2》 inactive: a ~ period.

3》 (of a sow) not pregnant.

■ noun a piece of ~ land.

■ verb leave (land) ~.

Derivatives

~ness noun

Origin

OE fealgian 'to break up land for sowing', of Gmc origin.

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~ 2

■ noun a pale brown or reddish yellow colour.

Origin

OE falu , fealu , of Gmc origin.

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