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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Recent Examples on the Web The new phenomena prompted chatter on social media, with some drawing comparison to crop circles, drum circles or hacky sack circles. Anna Bauman,, "Circles in the grass: Four San Francisco parks get social-distancing markings," 21 May 2020 The potatoes are mostly grown on more than 165,000 acres of irrigated crop circles in the Columbia basin. oregonlive, "Hutterite farm donates potatoes unsold to restaurants during coronavirus outbreak," 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,, "Local little league field vandalized by joyrider: ‘Be brave enough to admit it’," 31 Jan. 2020 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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27 May 2020

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“Crop circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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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