capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage:
arable land; arable soil.
land that can be or is cultivated.
(of land) being or capable of being tilled for the production of crops
of, relating to, or using such land: arable farming
arable land or farming
early 15c., “suitable for plowing” (as opposed to pasture- or wood-land), from Old French arable (12c.), from Latin arabilis, from arare “to plow,” from PIE *are- “to plow” (cf. Greek aroun, Old Church Slavonic orja, Lithuanian ariu “to plow;” Gothic arjan, Old English erian, Middle Irish airim, Welsh arddu “to plow;” Old Norse arþr “a plow”). Replaced by late 18c. native erable, from Old English erian “to plow,” from the same PIE source.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 5 H 10 O 5 , obtained from plant gums or made synthetically from glucose, used chiefly as a culture medium in bacteriology. Historical Examples It is, therefore, similar to amygdalin, except that one glucose molecule is replaced by arabinose. The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher This […]
a glycoside of arabinose, especially any of those used in antiviral therapy as structural analogs of ribonucleosides.
arabinosylcytosine arabinosylcytosine ar·a·bin·o·syl·cy·to·sine (ār’ə-bĭn’ə-sĭl-sī’tə-sēn’) n. Cytosine arabinoside. No longer in technical use.
any plant of the genus Arabis, including the rock cresses. Historical Examples The arabis is easily propagated by slips or rootlets, which should be taken after flowering. Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers John Wood A double daffodil looks horribly out of place, while the double white rock cress (arabis albida) will pass. Making A […]