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Fit for cultivation, as by plowing.
Land fit to be cultivated.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin arābilis, from arāre, to plow.]

ar′a·bil′i·ty n.
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the suitability of land for growing crops
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Noun1.arability - the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivationarability - the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation
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