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1    the gathering of a ripened crop  
2    the crop itself or the yield from it in a single growing season  
3    the season for gathering crops  
4    the product of an effort, action, etc.  
a harvest of love     
5    to gather or reap (a ripened crop) from (the place where it has been growing)  
6    tr   to receive or reap (benefits, consequences, etc.)  
7    tr     (Chiefly U.S.)   to remove (an organ) from the body for transplantation  
     (Old English hærfest; related to Old Norse harfr harrow, Old High German herbist autumn, Latin carpere to pluck, Greek karpos fruit, Sanskrit krpana shears)  
   harvesting             n  
  harvestless      adj  
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