Meaning of FALLOW in English

FALLOW

1. adj., n., & v.

--adj.

1. a (of land) ploughed and harrowed but left unsown for a year. b uncultivated.

2 (of an idea etc.) potentially useful but not yet in use.

3 inactive.

4 (of a sow) not pregnant.

--n. fallow or uncultivated land.

--v.tr. break up (land) for sowing or to destroy weeds.

Derivatives:

fallowness n.

Etymology: ME f. OE fealh (n.), fealgian (v.) 2. adj. of a pale brownish or reddish yellow.

Phrases and idioms:

fallow deer any small deer of the genus Dama, having a white-spotted reddish-brown coat in the summer.

Etymology: OE falu, fealu f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.