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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fal·low /ˈfæ(ˌ)lo/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·low a.
 1. Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.
 2.  Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.
 Fallow chat, Fallow finch Zool., a small European bird, the wheatear (Saxicola œnanthe). See Wheatear.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·low, n.
 1. Plowed land. [Obs.]
    Who . . . pricketh his blind horse over the fallows.   --Chaucer.
 2. Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
    The plowing of fallows is a benefit to land.   --Mortimer.
 3. The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
    Be a complete summer fallow, land is rendered tender and mellow. The fallow gives it a better tilth than can be given by a fallow crop.   --Sinclair.
 Fallow crop, the crop taken from a green fallow. [Eng.]
 Green fallow, fallow whereby land is rendered mellow and clean from weeds, by cultivating some green crop, as turnips, potatoes, etc. [Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·low v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fallowed p. pr. & vb. n. Fallowing.]  To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season; "fallow
      2: undeveloped but potentially useful; "a fallow gold market"
      n : cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing