An area cleared for temporary cultivation by cutting and burning the vegetation.
Webster's New World
To clear an area of land by cutting and burning.
Other Word Forms of Swidden
Origin of Swidden
Dialectal alteration of obsolete swithen from Old Norse svidhna to be burned
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English swithen (“to burn, scorch, singe"), from Old Norse sviðna (“to be burned").
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