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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Southern U.S. An overcultivated field allowed to lie fallow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land formerly cultivated; a field which has become exhausted by continuous cropping without renovation and left to run wild; specifically, in the United States, land cultivated by the Indians before the beginning of colonization by the whites.

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