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arable (adj) (of land) suitable for cultivation; favorable for the growth of crops.
If a piece of farmland favors the growth of crops, the land is arable. The farmer's land of choice is arable land. If the land is arable, the farmer finds cultivation easy and expects a good yield.
- The earlier generations of European migrants to North America were greatly delighted to find there, vast tracts of arable land stretching away before them.
- Over the centuries, a lot of arable land all over the world has shrunk as a result of large scale industrialization and urbanization.