outcrop


1out·crop

noun \ˈat-ˌkräp\

Definition of OUTCROP

1
:  a coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground
2
:  the part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground

First Known Use of OUTCROP

1805

2out·crop

verb \ˈat-ˌkräp, ˌat-ˈ\

Definition of OUTCROP

intransitive verb
1
:  to project from the surrounding soil <ledges outcropping from the eroded slope>
2
:  to come to the surface :  appear

First Known Use of OUTCROP

circa 1847

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