from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mediaeval open strip of land or small field used for growing crops

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ridge of land rising between two furrows: sometimes applied to the half-acre strips in the open-field system, which were separated by such ridges.


Old French seillon a measure of land, French sillon a ridge, furrow, Latin selio a measure of land. (Wiktionary)



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