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noun \ˈkräp\

Simple Definition of crop

  • : a plant or plant product that is grown by farmers

  • : the amount of a crop that is gathered at one time or in one season

  • : a group of people who begin to do something at the same time

Full Definition of crop

  1. 1 :  a pouched enlargement of the gullet of many birds that serves as a receptacle for food and for its preliminary maceration; also :  an enlargement of the gullet of another animal (as an insect)

  2. 2 a (1) :  a plant or animal or plant or animal product that can be grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence <an apple crop> <a crop of wool> (2) :  the total yearly production from a specified area b :  the product or yield of something formed together <the ice crop> c :  a batch or lot of something produced during a particular cycle <the current crop of films> d :  collection <a crop of lies>

  3. 3 :  the stock or handle of a whip; also :  a riding whip with a short straight stock and a loop

  4. 4 [2crop] a :  the part of the chine of a quadruped (as a domestic cow) lying immediately behind the withers —usually used in plural — see cow illustration b :  an earmark on an animal; especially :  one made by a straight cut squarely removing the upper part of the ear c :  a close cut of the hair

Examples of crop

  1. Tobacco is their main crop.

  2. They sprayed the crops with a pesticide.

  3. The teachers got ready for a new crop of students.

  4. a new crop of horror movies

Origin of crop

Middle English, craw, head of a plant, yield of a field, from Old English cropp craw, head of a plant; akin to Old High German kropf goiter, craw

First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

Rhymes with crop




Simple Definition of crop

  • : to cut off the upper or outer parts of (something)

  • : to cut off part of (a picture or photograph)

  • : to cut (someone's hair) short

Full Definition of crop


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to remove the upper or outer parts of <crop a hedge> <crop a dog's ears> b :  harvest <crop trout> c :  to cut off short :  trim <crop a photograph>

  3. 2 :  to cause (land) to bear a crop <planned to crop another 40 acres>; also :  to grow as a crop

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to feed by cropping something

  6. 2 :  to yield or make a crop

  7. 3 :  to appear unexpectedly or casually <problems crop up daily>

Examples of crop

  1. The picture was cropped badly.

  2. We had to crop the image to fit it into the frame.

  3. Her hair was cropped short.

13th Century

First Known Use of crop

13th century

Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈkräp\

Medical Definition of crop

  1. :  a pouched enlargement of the gullet of many birds that serves as a receptacle for food and for its preliminary maceration

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