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fallow

adjective uk   /ˈfæl.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/

fallow adjective (LAND)

Fallow land is not planted with crops, in order to improve the quality of the soil: Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.

fallow adjective (TIME)

A fallow period of time is one in which very little happens: After a long fallow period, the author has brought out a new book.
Translations of “fallow”
in Spanish en barbecho…
in French en friche…
in German brach (liegend)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 土地, 休耕的…
in Russian вспаханный под пар…
in Turkish nadasa bırakılmış, ekilmemiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 土地, 休耕的…
in Polish nieuprawiany, ≈ leżeć odłogiem…
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