The adjective arable means a land that is suitable for growing crops.

Synonyms are cultivable, plowable, or tillable.

The word origins from Old French (early 15th century) arable meaning “suitable for plowing”. It also comes from Latin arabilis, and from arare meaning “to plow”.

Only 3% of all arable land in this country is profitable.

The total area is 43% occupied by arable land and gardens, 10% by grassland and pastures and 36% by forests.

Huge portions of good arable land exist in many parts of the northern region.