• WordNet 3.6
    • n plowland arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plowland Land that is plowed, or suitable for tillage.
    • Plowland (O. Eng. Law) the quantity of land allotted for the work of one plow; a hide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plowland Land that is plowed or that is suitable for tillage.
    • n plowland In early English tenures, as much land as could be tilled with the use of one plow; a hide of land; a carucate. It was a descriptive term by which land might be granted with the buildings thereon. The difference in early authorities as to the area is probably to be explained by differences in local customs of husbandry and in the arableness of the soil, and especially by the fact that in some districts, and perhaps most generally, the plow was drawn by eight oxen, while in others it may have been drawn by four. It seems generally to have contained about 100 acres more or less. Compare oxland.
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In literature:

SOME CRANES made their feeding grounds on some plowlands newly sown with wheat.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
The value of plowland for farm purposes is established by what it will earn.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
The unused area of plowland expanded from 720,000 acres in 1960 to 1.26 million acres in 1970.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
At Plowland, near this, lived the Wrights, confederates in the Gunpowder Plot.
"A Month in Yorkshire" by Walter White
SUPPLEMENTUM V. 279 Plowland, Holderness.
"The Gunpowder Plot and Lord Mounteagle's Letter" by Henry Hawkes Spink Jr.