(agriculture, uncountable) Uncultivated land.
- to remain uncultivated, unused, unproductive, etc. for a time
Other Word Forms of Fallow
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Fallow
- lie fallow
Origin of Fallow
From Middle English falwe, from Old English fealu, from Proto-Germanic *falwaz (compare West Frisian feal, Dutch vaal, German falb, fahl), from Proto-Indo-European *polʷos (compare Lithuanian pal̃vas 'sallow, wan', Serbo-Croatian plâv 'blond, blue', Ancient Greek πολιός (poliós) 'grey'), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- 'pale'.
From Middle English falow, from Old English fealh (“fallow land”), from Proto-Germanic *falhaz (compare East Frisian falge, Dutch valg, German Felge), from Proto-Indo-European *polḱéh₂ (“arable land”) (compare Gaulish olca, Russian полоса́ (polosá)).
Middle English falow from Old English fealh fallow land
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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