crop circle


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

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Herd said in a statement, tying together music and crop circle art. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Spotify Hot Country Celebrates Summertime With Crop Circles Featuring Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean & Kelsea Ballerini," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of crop circle

1988, in the meaning defined above

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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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