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    allotment

    According to LDCE:
    allotment: BrE a small area of land that people
    can rent for growing vegetables
    I wonder what is the American equivalent.
    Thank you.

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    Re: allotment

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan View Post
    According to LDCE:
    allotment: BrE a small area of land that people
    can rent for growing vegetables
    I wonder what is the American equivalent.
    Thank you.
    I shouldn't think there is one - it's a big continent.

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    Re: allotment

    I don't know of any place in the U.S. where you'd rent land just to grow vegetables. Often if you rent a home, there is a back yard (what Brits call a "garden") that comes with it, and you're welcome to plant whatever you want there. By the way, in AmE, a "garden" is strictly an area of land where flowers or vegetables are grown. The grassy area in front and in back of the house is the "yard."

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    #4

    Re: allotment

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan View Post
    According to LDCE:
    allotment: BrE a small area of land that people
    can rent for growing vegetables
    I wonder what is the American equivalent.
    Thank you.
    I don't know of any place in the US where this is done, but it wouldn't surprise me if it is done in some rural areas. In big cities, people sometimes turn vacant lots into "victory gardens" where they raise vegetables.


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    Re: allotment

    Thank you very much, everybody.

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    #6

    Re: allotment

    You're welcome.

    Incidentally, you may have got the impression that allotments are just for growing vegetables; they are used here for growing anything: vegetables, fruit, and flowers.

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    #7

    Re: allotment

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan View Post
    Thank you very much, everybody.
    It's good to see you here, Itasan.

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