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1. Cultivation of land; tillage.
2. Tilled earth.
3. The fitness of soil for cultivation, as measured by its structure and composition.
[Middle English, from Old English, from tilian, to labor.]
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1. (Agriculture) the act or process of tilling land
2. (Agriculture) the condition of soil or land that has been tilled, esp with respect to suitability for promoting plant growth
[Old English tilthe; see till2]
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2. the physical condition of cultivated soil in relation to plant growth.
3. the condition of cultivated soil: crumbly tilth.
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Soil with a breadcrumb-like appearance that is easily worked.
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|Noun||1.||tilth - the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth|
|2.||tilth - arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops|
fallow - cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
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