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fal·low1 / ˈfalō/ • adj. (of farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production: incentives for farmers to let the land lie fallow in order to reduce grain surpluses. ∎ fig. inactive: long fallow periods. ∎  (of a sow) not pregnant. • n. a piece of fallow or uncultivated land. • v. [tr.] leave (land) fallow. DERIVATIVES: fal·low·ness n. fal·low2 • n. a pale brown or reddish yellow color.

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fallow land

fallow land, cropland that is not seeded for a season; it may or may not be plowed. The land may be cultivated or chemically treated for control of weeds and other pests or may be left unaltered. Allowing land to lie fallow serves to accumulate moisture in dry regions (see dry farming) or to check weeds and plant diseases. As a method of restoring productivity, rotation of crops is now preferred to fallowing, which is considered wasteful of humus and nitrogen.

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fallow

fallow2 reddish-yellow (now only in fallow deer). OE. f(e)alu, obl. fealwe, etc. = OS. falu (Du. vaal), OHG. falo (G. fahl, falb), ON. fǫlr :- Gmc. *falwaz, f. IE. *pol- *pel- *pl-, as repr. by Skr. palitás grey, Gr; poliós, pelitnós grey, pellós dark-coloured, L. pallēre be pale, pullus grey, blackish, (O)Ir., Gael. liath, W. llwyd grey, OSl. plavŭ white.

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fallow

fallow1 ploughed or arable land OE.; ground ploughed and harrowed but left uncropped XVI. OE. fealh, fealg- = MLG. valge (G. felge); used as adj. XIV.
Hence fallow vb. break up (land) as for sowing. OE. fealgian = MHG. valgen, velgen.

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fallow

fallowaloe, callow, fallow, hallow, mallow, marshmallow, sallow, shallow, tallow •Pablo, tableau •cashflow • Anglo • matelot •Carlo, Harlow, Marlowe •Bargello, bellow, bordello, cello, Donatello, fellow, jello, martello, mellow, morello, niello, Novello, Pirandello, Portobello, Punchinello, Uccello, violoncello, yellow •pueblo • bedfellow • playfellow •Oddfellow • Longfellow •schoolfellow • Robin Goodfellow •airflow • halo • Day-Glo •filo, kilo •armadillo, billow, cigarillo, Murillo, Negrillo, peccadillo, pillow, tamarillo, Utrillo, willow •inflow • Wicklow • furbelow • Angelo •pomelo • uniflow •kyloe, lilo, milo, silo •Apollo, follow, hollow, Rollo, swallow, wallow •Oslo • São Paulo • outflow •bolo, criollo, polo, solo, tombolo •rouleau • regulo • modulo • mudflow •diabolo • bibelot • pedalo • underflow •buffalo •brigalow, gigolo •bungalow •Michelangelo, tangelo •piccolo • tremolo • alpenglow • tupelo •contraflow • afterglow • overflow •furlough • workflow

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