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Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Old English fealh (fallow land), from the Proto-Germanic *falgo, perhaps a derivation of Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to turn), assimilated in English to the adjective fallow because of the color of plowed earth. Originally "plowed land", then "land plowed but not planted"

Noun[edit | edit source]



Fallow (s)

  1. Template:Agriculture Ground ploughed and harrowed but left unseeded for one year.
  2. Template:Agriculture Uncultivated land.
  3. Template:Agriculture An area of fallow land.
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Adjective[edit | edit source]


  1. (of agricultural land) Ploughed but left unseeded for more than one planting season.
  2. Inactive; undeveloped.
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to Fallow

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to Fallow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To make land fallow for agricultural purposes.
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Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Middle English falow from Old English fealu; akin to Old High German falo (pale, fallow), Latin palleo (to be pale), Ancient Greek πολιός (polios), gray), Armenian [[ալիք#Template:Hy|ալիք]] (alik'), wave, gray hair) (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2006). Compare German falb.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Fallow (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})




  1. A pale red or yellow, light brown; dun.
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