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aftermath a second mowing of grass in the same season.
agist to admit (livestock) for a stated time into a forest.
agribusiness an industry engaged in operations associated with farming.
agriculturalist someone skilled in agriculture, a farmer.
agriculture the science or practice of operations associated with farming.
agriculturist someone skilled in agriculture, a farmer.
agrobusiness the business of agriculture.
agroforester one who practices agroforestry.
agroforestry land management involving the growing of trees in association with food crops or pastures.
agroindustry the agricultural industry.
agrologic relating to agrology, the study of agricultural soils.
agrological relating to agrology, the study of agricultural soils.
agrology the study of agricultural soils.
agronomic relating to agronomy, scientific agriculture.
agronomical relating to agronomy, scientific agriculture.
agronomically (Adv.) AGRONOMIC, relating to agronomy, scientific agriculture.
agronomy rural economy.
aquaculture the practice of using the sea, lakes etc. for fish-farming.
aquafarm to cultivate fish or shellfish.
aquicultural relating to aquiculture, the practice of using the sea, lakes etc. for fish-farming.
aquiculture the practice of using the sea, lakes etc. for fish-farming.
arability the ability to be ploughed.
arval (Lat.) pertaining to ploughed land.
assart (Hist.) to reclaim for agriculture by clearing away trees.
bandster (Hist.) a binder of sheaves after the reaper.
bijwoner (Afrikaans) the subtenant of a farm; an agricultural labourer.
biodynamic using only organic materials for fertilising and soil conditioning; (noun) a biodynamic system of farming.
blockie (Aust sl.) the owner of a small property, esp a farm.
braird (Scots) the first shoots of corn or other crops; (verb) of crops, to appear above the ground.
branner one that brans.
breer (Scots) the first shoots of corn or other crops; (verb) of crops, to appear above the ground.
buckaroo (US) a cowboy.
buckayro (US) a cowboy.
buckeroo (US) a cowboy.
bucolical relating to the tending of cattle.
bunty having bunt, a disease of wheat.
byreman one who tends cattle.
byrewoman a woman who tends cattle.
bywoner (Afrikaans) the subtenant of a farm; an agricultural labourer.
campesino (Spanish) a Latin American peasant farmer.
cattleman one who raises cattle.
cerealist one who grows cereals.
chalutz (Hebrew) an early immigrant to Israel, who worked the first kibbutzim.
charro (Spanish) a Mexican cowboy, esp one elaborately dressed.
checkrow to plant in rows dividing land into squares.
citriculture the cultivation of citrus fruits.
citriculturist one who practises citriculture, the cultivation of citrus fruits.
cleanskin (Aust.) an unbranded animal.
clearskin (Aust.) an unbranded animal.
cockily (Adv.) COCKY, bumptious.
contadina (Ital.) a (female) Italian peasant.
contadino (Ital.) a (male) Italian peasant.
cowboy a ranch worker; (verb) to work as a cowboy.
cowfeeder a dairyman.
cowfeteria a calf feeder with multiple teats.
cowgirl a female cowboy.
cowhand one who looks after cows.
cowherd one who looks after cows.
cowman one who looks after cows.
cowpuncher a cowboy.
craal (Afrikaans) a S. African village of huts surrounded by a fence; (verb) to pen.
crofter a tenant farmer.
cropper a plant that yields a crop.
crossbred an animal produced by crossbreeding; wool from a crossbred sheep.
cultivator one that cultivates.
dairying the business of conducting a dairy.
dairymaid a woman who works in a dairy.
dairyman a man who works in a dairy.
dataller a day-labourer.
daytaler a day-labourer.
deadstock farm equipment.
debeak to remove the tip of a chicken's upper beak.
delime to remove the lime from.
depasture to graze.
disc any flat thin circular body or structure; (verb) to work with a disc harrow.
disk any flat thin circular body or structure; (verb) to break up land with a disc harrow.
drove a number of cattle, or other animals, driven or herded together; (verb) to drive cattle or sheep.
drover a driver of cattle or sheep.
eadish (Obs.) eddish, aftermath.
earmark a mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting; (verb) to mark for future reference.
eatage the eatable growth of grass for horses and cattle, esp that of aftermath.
eddish pasturage, or the eatable growth of grass after mowing.
emblements crops raised by the labour of the cultivator of land (but not tree-fruits or grass) or the profits arising from these.
ensilage to store green fodder in a silo.
ensile to store green fodder in a silo.
ere before; (verb, obs.) to plough.
estanciero a farmer on an estancia, a Spanish-American cattle-estate.
fallow not cultivated (verb) to break up and leave fallow (land) with a view to destroying weeds, mellowing the soil, etc
fallowness the state of being fallow.
farmable that can be farmed.
farmer one that farms.
farmeress a woman who farms.
farmerette a woman who is a farmer or a farmhand.
farmhand a farm laborer.
farmwife a farmer's spouse.
farmwork farm labour.
farmworker one who works on a farm.
farrow a litter of pigs; (verb) to give birth to piglets.
fatstock livestock fattened for market.
fazendeiro a person who owns or runs a fazenda.
feedgrain cereal grown to feed livestock.
feer (Scots) to draw the first furrow in ploughing.
feerin a first guiding furrow.
feering a first guiding furrow.
fellah (Arabic) a peasant esp in Egypt.
fieldworker one who works in the fields.
fishmeal ground dried fish used as fertilizer etc.
fleecie a person who collects fleeces after shearing and bundles them.
fodder food supplied to cattle; (verb) to supply with fodder.
fodderer one who fodders cattle.
furr (Scots) a furrow.
furrower one that makes furrows.
gadman (Scots) a person who drives horses at the plough.
gaucho (Spanish) a cowboy of the pampas.
geoponic of or relating to agriculture.
geoponical of or relating to agriculture.
geoponics the study of agriculture.
gleaner one who gathers after reapers.
gleby (Arch.) cloddy, turfy.
goatherd one who tends goats.
gooseherd one who looks after geese.
grange a farmstead attached to a monastery, a solitary farmhouse.
granger a farm steward.
grazable that can be grazed.
grazeable that can be grazed.
grazer an animal that grazes.
grazier one who pastures cattle, and rears them for market.
greasy like grease (noun) (Aust. coll) a sheep-shearer; a camp-cook in the outback
grist corn for grinding, or ground.
guano (Quechua) the excrement of sea birds as found esp on the islands off Peru and Chile and used as fertilizer.
hacendado (Spanish) the owner or proprietor of a hacienda.
hairst (Scots) harvest; (verb) to harvest.
halutz (Hebrew) an early immigrant to Israel, who worked the first kibbutzim.
harrower one that harrows.
harrowment the act of harrowing (the soil).
harvest the time of gathering in crops; (verb) to gather a crop.
hay grass, etc, cut down and dried for fodder (verb) to make hay
haycock a conical pile of hay in a field.
hayer one who makes hay.
haymaking the harvesting of hay.
haymow a mow or mass of hay laid up in a barn for preservation.
haysel the haymaking season.
hayward one who tends hedges.
haywire wire for binding hay.
hedger one that hedges.
hedgingly (Adv.) HEDGING, in a hedging manner.
herdboy a boy who looks after a herd eg of goats.
herder one who tends a herd.
herdess a shepherdess; a female herder.
hoer one who hoes.
hogward a swineherd.
humogen a fertilizer composed of peat treated with a culture of nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
husbandry the business of a farmer; economical management.
husker someone who husks maize, esp at a husking bee.
hydroponic relating to hydroponics, the practice of growing plants in a chemical solution without soil.
hydroponically (Adv.) HYDROPONIC, relating to hydroponics, the practice of growing plants in a chemical solution without soil.
hydroponics the practice of growing plants in a chemical solution without soil.
inarable not arable.
inarch to graft by uniting, as a scion, to a stock, without separating either from its root before the union is complete.
inseminator one that inseminates cattle artificially.
intercrop to plant a second crop between the rows of the first.
interplant to plant a crop between other plants.
intertill to cultivate between the rows (of a crop).
irrigable that can be irrigated.
irrigably (Adv.) IRRIGABLE, that can be irrigated.
kharif (Urdu) a crop sown before the monsoon to ripen in autumn.
kibbutznik a person who lives or works on a kibbutz.
kisan an Indian peasant or farm worker.
kolkhoznik one who works on a kolkhoz.
landside the flat side of a plough opposite the furrow.
lattermath the latter, or second, mowing.
lessor the person or business which grants a lease.
livestock domestic animals, esp horses, cattle, sheep and pigs.
manurance (Arch.) cultivation.
manurer one who manures.
manurial relating to manure.
metairie (Fr.) a piece of land cultivated under the system of metayage.
metayage (Fr.) a system of farming on halves.
metayer (Fr.) one who cultivates land for a share (usually one half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.
middelskot in S. Africa, an intermediate payment to a farmer for a crop or wool-clip.
milker one who milks (cows).
milkmaid a woman who milks cows.
monocrop to plant the same crop in the same field year after year.
monocultural relating to monoculture.
monoculture growing of one agricultural crop only.
mowburn to heat and ferment in the mow, as hay when housed too green.
muckspread to spread manure on fields.
mulch to provide with a protective coating for the soil.
mulsh loose material, strawy dung, etc, laid on the soil around plants, to protect roots; (verb) to cover with mulsh.
musterer one who musters (livestock).
muzhik (Russian) a Russian peasant.
neatherd a herdsman.
nonarable not arable.
nonbrand not branded eg of cattle.
nonfarm not produced on a farm.
nonfarmer someone who is not a farmer.
orcharding the cultivation of orchards.
orchardist one who cultivates an orchard.
orchardman one who grows and sells orchard fruits.
orraman a worker, esp on a farm, who does odd jobs.
outler a beast not housed.
outspan (Afrikaans) to unharness a draft animal.
overcrop to crop to excess.
overgraze to graze to excess.
overland across country; (verb) to drive (stock) overland.
overlander (Aust.) a person who drives livestock overland, esp for long distances.
overmilk to milk excessively.
oversow to sow where something has already been sown.
oxherd one who tends oxen.
pasturable fit for pasture.
pasturer a person who pastures animals.
peon (Spanish) a day-labourer, esp in Spanish-speaking America.
peonage the state of being a peon.
peonism the state of being a peon.
permaculture a system of self-sustaining natural agriculture.
pigman a male pig farmer.
piscicultural relating to pisciculture.
pisciculture the rearing of fish by artifical methods.
pisciculturist one engaged in pisciculture, the rearing of fish by artifical methods.
ploughboy a boy who drives or guides horses in ploughing.
plougher one who ploughs.
ploughman a man who drives or guides horses in ploughing.
ploughtail the end of a plough where the handles are.
plowable that can be plowed.
plowboy a boy who drives or guides horses in ploughing.
plower one who ploughs.
plowman a man who drives or guides horses in ploughing.
plowstaff one of the handles of a plow.
polyculture the simultaneous production of several different crops and types of livestock in one region.
poultryman one who keeps poultry.
praedial relating to or connected with the land or farming; (noun) a praedial slave.
praediality the state of being praedial.
predial relating to or connected with the land or farming; (noun) a predial slave.
primeur (Fr.) a new or early thing; spec. in pl., fruit or vegetables grown to be available very early in the season.
provine to propagate by layering.
rabi (Urdu) the spring grain harvest in India and Pakistan.
raddleman one who marks eg sheep with raddle.
rait to soak flax.
raiyat (Hindi) an Indian peasant.
raiyatwari (Hindi) a system of peasantry in India.
rancher one that owns or works on a ranch.
ranchero (Spanish) in Mexico and the southwestern US, a rancher.
ranchman a person who ranches.
rangeland land suitable for grazing, but too dry for growing crops.
rawing a second mowing of grass in the same season, an aftermath.
reapable that can be reaped.
reaper one that reaps.
reddleman one who marks eg sheep with reddle.
remuda (Spanish) a herd of horses from which ranch hands select their mounts.
resow to sow again.
ret to soak flax.
ridgel a male animal with only one testicle.
ridgeling a male animal with only one testicle.
ridgil a male animal with only one testicle.
ridgling a male animal with only one testicle.
riggald a male animal with only one testicle.
riglin a male animal with only one testicle.
rigling a male animal with only one testicle.
rototill to till with a type of farming implement.
rototiller an implement used to rototill.
rouming in the phrase souming and rouming, calculating the percentage of sheep and cattle appropriate to a pasture.
roundup the act of rounding up cattle for market.
rouseabout (Aust.) an odd-job man on a sheep station.
rowen a second mowing of grass in the same season; an aftermath.
ruddleman one who marks eg sheep with reddle.
scytheman one who uses a scythe.
seedstock livestock used for breeding.
sharefarmer a tenant farmer who pays a share of the proceeds as rent.
sharemilker (NZ) a sharefarmer on a dairy farm.
sheaflike like a sheaf.
shearer one who shears (sheep).
shedhand a person who works in a shearing shed.
sheepherder a worker in charge of sheep esp on open range.
sheepherding looking after sheep.
sheepman one who tends sheep.
sheepo (Aust.) a worker who drives sheep into a pen for shearing.
sheepshearer one that shears sheep.
sheepshearing the act of shearing sheep.
shepherd a person who tends sheep; (verb) to watch over carefully.
shepherdess a woman or girl who tends sheep.
shepherdling a little shepherd.
shook a bundle of sheaves.
sickleman one who uses a sickle; a reaper.
sidedress fertilizer placed on or in the soil near the roots of (a crop, etc).
silage any green crop stored for use as animal fodder; (verb) to harvest and store as silage.
sithe (Arch.) a scythe; (verb) to scythe.
slurry a thin paste or semifluid mixture, eg a thin liquid cement, liquid waste from farm animals; (verb) to convert into slurry.
smallholder one who keeps a smallholding.
sodbuster (US) a farmer who works the soil.
soilage green fodder for livestock.
soum (Scots) the proportion of sheep or cattle suitable for any pasture; (verb) to reckon this.
souming the act of reckoning the proportion of sheep and cattle for a pasture.
sower one who sows.
sowm (Scots) the proportion of sheep or cattle suitable for any pasture; (verb) to reckon this.
stibble (Scots) stubble.
stockage livestock put out to graze on stocks.
stocker an animal kept while being fattened or matured for slaughter.
stockman a man in charge of livestock.
stook a group of sheaves; (verb) to set up corn in stooks.
stooker one who stooks, sets up sheaves in a field.
stover (Arch.) the dried leaves and stalks of a cereal crop after harvest.
strayling a stray.
stubble the leavings of a crop of corn after harvest.
stubbled covered with stubble.
subsoiling ploughing the subsoil.
swanherd one who tends swans.
swidden (ON) an area of land made cultivable by burning off the vegetative cover.
swineherd (Arch.) one who looks after pigs.
sybotic (Greek) pertaining to a swineherd.
sybotism being a swineherd.
tarboy (Aust.) a boy who applies tar to the skin of sheep cut during shearing.
tath cattle dung; coarse tufted grass that grows where cattle dung has fallen; (verb) to manure.
teamer a person who drives a team; a truck-driver.
ted to spread out grass for drying.
tillable that can be tilled.
tillage the operation of tilling, preparing land for seed.
tiller a sapling, a shoot from a tree-stump; (verb) to produce such a shoot.
topsman the chief drover of those who drive a herd of cattle.
transhumance the movement of livestock and herders to different pasturage with the changing of the seasons.
transhume to move (cattle) to summer pastures or winter quarters.
trapnest to determine the productivity of hens by a type of nest.
tulchan (Gaelic) a calf's skin set beside a cow to make her give milk freely.
turnip the swollen edible root of a brassicaceous plant (verb) to plant with turnips; to feed on turnips
uneared not eared, or plowed.
vaquero (Spanish) one who has charge of cattle, horses, etc..
veganic relating to manuring with material which is purely vegetable organic.
vendage the grape harvest.
vendange the grape harvest.
vigneron (Fr.) a vine-grower.
vindemiate (Arch.) to gather grapes or other fruit.
vine a woody climbing plant (verb) to remove vines from eg vines and pods from (peas)
vinedresser a person who trims and cultivates vines.
viner a vine-grower.
vineyardist one who owns a vineyard.
vinicultural relating to viniculture, vine-growing.
viniculture vine-growing.
viniculturist one who practises viniculture, vine-growing.
vintage the gathering of grapes and preparation for wine-making; (verb) to strip of grapes, to gather grapes.
vintager one who gathers the vintage.
viticulture vine-growing.
viticulturist one who practises viticulture.
wheatland land on which wheat is grown.
windrow hay raked together into a line; (verb) to lay or set in windrows.
winegrower a person who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
winegrowing the growing of grapes to make wine.
winnow to free grain from impurities.
winnower one who winnows.
winterfeed to feed livestock in winter when the grazing is not rich enough.
wireworker one who works with wire.
woolgrower a person who keeps sheep for their wool.
woolgrowing keeping sheep for their wool.
woolhat one who works a small farm.
wrangler a cattle-herder, a cowboy.
yarder one who yards, drafts animals to a sale yard.
yardman a person in charge of a farmyard.