cash crop

noun
|Updated on: 1 Jul 2018

Definition of cash crop

: a readily salable crop (such as cotton or tobacco) produced or gathered primarily for market

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First Known Use of cash crop

1868

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Definition of cash crop for English Language Learners

  • : a crop (such as tobacco or cotton) that is grown to be sold rather than for use by the farmer


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