Agro



a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words:
agronomy.
Historical Examples

It has a frontage of one hundred feet on the Via Appia, and an extension in agro of two hundred and thirty feet.
The Catacombs of Rome William Henry Withrow

The cattle of the agro are, Signor Tomassetti tells us, its most considerable inhabitants.
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

Beyond the agro are the castelli romani, the hill towns of the Alban and Sabine district.
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

His artibus cum Hannibalem Fabius in agro Falerno locorum angustiis clausisset, ille sine ullo exercitus detrimento se expedivit.
Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L’Homond

The agro romano is divided into nearly 400 farms owned by half as many proprietors.
Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

Of this the state of the plain around Rome, the agro Romano, forms a terrible example.
Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber James Aitken Wylie

In the agro Romano, or zone immediately around Rome, land is as a rule left for pasturage.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

Considerable trade is done in agro di limone or lemon extract, which forms the basis of citric acid.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

combining form
denoting fields, soil, or agriculture: agronomy

word-forming element meaning “pertaining to agriculture or cultivation,” from Greek agro-, comb. form of agros “field” (see acre).

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