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Definition of CROP
: 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)
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>
: a pouched enlargement of the gullet of many birds that serves as a receptacle for food and for its preliminary maceration
In agriculture, a plant or plant product that can be grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence. By use, crops fall into six categories: food crops, for human consumption (e.g., wheat, potatoes); feed crops, for livestock consumption (e.g., oats, alfalfa); fibre crops, for cordage and textiles (e.g., cotton, hemp); oil crops, for consumption or industrial uses (e.g., cottonseed, corn); ornamental crops, for landscape gardening (e.g., dogwood, azalea); and industrial and secondary crops, for various personal and industrial uses (e.g., rubber, tobacco).