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noun [C] uk   /ˈsmɔːlˌhəʊl.dɪŋ/ us    /ˈsmɑːlˌhoʊl-/ UK
an area of land that is used for farming but is much smaller than a typical farmFarms and ranchesAreas of land where crops are grown
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