Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without harvest; lacking in crops; barren.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without harvest; lacking in crops; barren.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without harvest.

Etymologies

harvest +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In some harvestless dim field where no evening lets fall her mantle; nor sun rises.

    Between the Acts

  • Certainly no reproach to him; he had shared, it seemed, the short commons on which the unfortunate fen-dwellers had had to survive during this harvestless year of oppression.

    The Holy Thief

  • 'Tis like the sea stretching away for ever in harvestless waves. '

    Border Ghost Stories

  • Below her the barren moorlands spread away -- 'harvestless as ocean' -- till they met the whitelands of the further fells, where wandering sheep sought their living.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • And, adding to their present misery, the thrifty, provident squaws saw another harvestless summer passing and

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • The scene is a tawny desert, once sown to oases of flowers, and billowing grain, and stately palm-tree, and olive-groves, now harvestless, flowerless, palmless.

    A Hero and Some Other Folks

  • We suffer from the miasma of the Indian jungles; we starve with the savages of the harvestless islands; we grow weak with the abused peasants of the Russian steppes, who leave us the legacy of their grippe.

    The Call of the Twentieth Century An Address to Young Men

  • France watered in ceaseless streams the arid, harvestless fields of northern Africa.

    Under Two Flags

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