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[slash-uh n-burn] /ˈslæʃ ənˈbɜrn/
of a method of agriculture used in the tropics, in which forest vegetation is felled and burned, the land is cropped for a few years, then the forest is allowed to reinvade.
denoting a short-term method of cultivation in which land is cleared by destroying and burning trees and other vegetation for temporary agricultural use


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