crop circle

noun

Definition of crop circle

: a geometric and especially a circular pattern of flattened stalks in a field of grain now usually attributed to natural phenomena or to the work of hoaxers trying to create the impression of a visit by extraterrestrial beings

Examples of crop circle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is now a crop circle at Colossal Crops, which is not a huge shock, given that for a few days now, all the crops there have been buzzed down. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The new phenomena prompted chatter on social media, with some drawing comparison to crop circles, drum circles or hacky sack circles. Anna Bauman, SFChronicle.com, 21 May 2020 The potatoes are mostly grown on more than 165,000 acres of irrigated crop circles in the Columbia basin. oregonlive, 2 May 2020 The result is a field gashed from tire marks, with deep grooves running in curves that look like shabby crop circles from above. Kody Fisher, Cincinnati.com, 31 Jan. 2020 Herd said in a statement, tying together music and crop circle art. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of crop circle

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crop circle was in 1988

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5 Jun 2021

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“Crop circle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crop%20circle. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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crop circle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crop circle

: a large round shape or pattern in a field that is made by cutting or flattening grass or crops

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