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crop

  

      n  
1    the produce of cultivated plants, esp. cereals, vegetables, and fruit  
2   
a    the amount of such produce in any particular season  
b    the yield of some other farm produce  
the lamb crop     
3    a group of products, thoughts, people, etc., appearing at one time or in one season  
a crop of new publications     
4    the stock of a thonged whip  
5       short for       riding crop  
6   
a    a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard  
b    a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates  
7    the entire tanned hide of an animal  
8    a short cropped hairstyle  
   See also       Eton crop  
9    a notch in or a piece cut out of the ear of an animal  
10    the act of cropping  
      vb   , crops, cropping, cropped   mainly tr  
11    to cut (hair, grass, etc.) very short  
12    to cut and collect (mature produce) from the land or plant on which it has been grown  
13    to clip part of (the ear or ears) of (an animal), esp. as a means of identification  
14    also intr   to cause (land) to bear or (of land) to bear or yield a crop  
the land cropped well     
15    (of herbivorous animals) to graze on (grass or similar vegetation)  
16      (Photog)   to cut off or mask unwanted edges or areas of (a negative or print),   (See also)        crop out       crop up  
     (Old English cropp; related to Old Norse kroppr rump, body, Old High German kropf goitre, Norwegian kröypa to bend)  


cash crop  
      n   a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence  
catch crop  
      n   a quick-growing crop planted between two regular crops grown in consecutive seasons, or between two rows of regular crops in the same season  
cover crop  
      n   a crop planted between main crops to prevent leaching or soil erosion or to provide green manure  
crop circle  
      n   any of various patterns, usually wholly or partly consisting of ring shapes, formed by the unexplained flattening of cereals growing in a field  
crop-dusting  
      n   the spreading of fungicide, etc. on crops in the form of dust, often from an aircraft  
crop-eared  
      adj   having the ears or hair cut short  
crop out  
      vb   intr, adv   (of a formation of rock strata) to appear or be exposed at the surface of the ground; outcrop  
crop rotation  
      n   the system of growing a sequence of different crops on the same ground so as to maintain or increase its fertility  
crop up  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to occur or appear, esp. unexpectedly  
Eton crop  
      n   a short mannish hairstyle worn by women in the 1920s  
riding crop  
      n   a short whip with a thong at one end and a handle for opening gates at the other  
root crop  
      n   a crop, as of turnips or beets, cultivated for the food value of its roots  
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