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homestead

noun [C]     /ˈhəʊm.sted/ US  /ˈhoʊm-/
mainly US a house and the surrounding area of land usually used as a farm Farms and ranchesAreas of land where crops are grown US in the past, land given by the government for farming Farms and ranchesAreas of land where crops are grown
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