Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The agricultural season in South Asia in which rain is scarce and only irrigated crops are grown, with crops sown in October and November and harvested from March to May.

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  • noun the spring harvest in India and Pakistan

Etymologies

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

[Hindi rabī and Urdu rabī‘, from Arabic rabī‘, fourth part, spring; see rbע in Semitic roots.]

Examples

  • "Available data regarding sowing trends for the rabi season winter crop indicate a shortfall in the area sown under pulses and oilseeds, which may result in a further increase in price levels in coming weeks," said Aditi Nayar, an economist with ICRA.

    India Food Prices Fall Again

  • "The efforts by farmers and the states to boost production during the rabi (winter) season in 2009-10 after the drought adversely affected the kharif (summer) crop are significant," said Mr. Basu, who led the government's drought-control measures in his previous job.

    Early Signs Suggest Normal India Monsoon

  • No pray to their higher power without going through their pastor, priest, rabi, etc.?

    McCain rejects endorsement of a second controversial pastor

  • It will be our first kohl rabi, which seems to figure a lot in biodynamic gardens, not totally sure why (anyone know?).

    New garlic, new order

  • I believe that's the Virgin Mary handing out her baby to a rabi for circumcision.

    Tarnish and Style: Why I Like Venice, part 1

  • Yesterday I put in the kohl rabi and beetroot in 2 small squares, then watered the emerging seedlings.

    Garlic roots and fennel shoots

  • The kohl rabi and beetroot Howard planted early in the week are already showing.

    New garlic, new order

  • "The efforts by farmers and the states to boost production during the rabi (winter) season in 2009-10 after the drought adversely affected the kharif (summer) crop are significant," said Mr. Basu, who led the government's drought-control measures in his previous job.

    Early Signs Suggest Normal India Monsoon

  • "The efforts by farmers and the states to boost production during the rabi (winter) season in 2009-10 after the drought adversely affected the kharif (summer) crop are significant," said Mr. Basu, who led the government's drought-control measures in his previous job.

    Early Signs Suggest Normal India Monsoon

  • They observe a kind of partial fast in the morning, knocking back a single espresso while standing at the counter and perusing Corriere della Sera, allowing themselves a few bites of brioche con marmellata, so as to enhance the pleasure of their midday pasta and meat, their broccoletta rabi, pollo a la cacciatore, penne amatriciana, spaghetti al mare.

    The Italian Summer

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