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Definition of "tilth" [tilth]

  • Cultivation of land; tillage. (noun)
  • Tilled earth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tilth" in a sentence
  • "After the beginning of March, you shall beginne to sow your Barley vpon that ground which the yéere before did lye fallow, and is commonly called your tilth, or fallow field: and if any part of it consist of stiffe and tough ground, then you shall, vpon such ground, sow your"
  • "Rake it all over to a good 'tilth' (gardening-speak for well-mixed, crumbly soil that allows room for plants to expand and grow and get the air they need) and you're ready to go."
  • "One horticultural dictionary defines "tilth" as the fine crumbly surface layer of soil produced by tilling."