the science of soil management and the production of field crops.
(functioning as sing) the branch of economics dealing with the distribution, management, and productivity of land
the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
“science of land management for crop production,” 1814, from French agronomie, from Greek agronomos “overseer of land,” from agros “field” (see acre) + -nomos “law or custom, administering,” related to nemein “manage” (see numismatics). Related: Agronomist; agronomic.
The scientific study of soil management and crop production, including irrigation and the use of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.
Pathology. a malarial fever characterized by regularly returning paroxysms, marked by successive cold, hot, and sweating fits. a fit of fever or shivering or shaking chills, accompanied by malaise, pains in the bones and joints, etc.; chill. Historical Examples By which means when we first used those parts we used often to be Sick of […]
Emilio [e-mee-lyaw] /ɛˈmi lyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1869–1964, Filipino leader during the Spanish-American war: opposed to U.S. occupation. Historical Examples He went at once to see Aguinaldo and informed him that the United States consul-general was anxious to see him. The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester The dapper little officer […]
producing, resembling, or resulting from ague. easily affected by or subject to fits of ague. shaking; quivering. Historical Examples Moreover, when rebuilt, no one would have rented them, so aguish and unhealthy was the spot. An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould Morse had lived before in aguish districts, and had no fear. Selected Stories Bret […]
Cape, the southernmost point of Africa. Historical Examples One of these lonely towers stands more than eight hundred feet above the sea-level, and warns ships off the terrible Agulhas Bank. Lippincott’s Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 99, March, 1876 Various Here it strikes the Agulhas current at right angles, and hence possibly the deflection of a […]