slash-and-burn: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (slash'un-bûrn'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of a method of agriculture used in the tropics, in which forest vegetation is felled and burned, the land is cropped for a few years, then the forest is allowed to reinvade.
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