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crop

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noun \ ˈkräp \

Definition of crop

1 :a pouched enlargement of the esophagus of many birds that serves as a receptacle for food and for its preliminary maceration; also :an enlargement of the digestive tract of another animal (such as an insect)
2 a (1) :a plant or animal or plant or animal product that can be grown and harvested extensively for profit or subsistence
  • an apple crop
  • a crop of wool
(2) :the total yearly production from a specified area
b :the product or yield of something formed together
  • the ice crop
c :a batch or lot of something produced during a particular cycle
  • the current crop of films
d :collection
  • a crop of lies
3 :the stock or handle of a whip; also :a riding whip with a short straight stock and a loop
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a :the part of the chine of a quadruped (such as a domestic cow) lying immediately behind the withers usually used in plural — see cow illustration
b :an earmark on an animal; especially :one made by a straight cut squarely removing the upper part of the ear
c :a close cut of the hair
  • He has a thick crop of hair.

Examples of crop in a Sentence

  1. Tobacco is their main crop.

  2. They sprayed the crops with a pesticide.

  3. The teachers got ready for a new crop of students.

  4. a new crop of horror movies

Recent Examples of crop from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of crop

Middle English, craw, head of a plant, yield of a field, from Old English cropp craw, head of a plant; akin to Old High German kropf goiter, craw

crop Synonyms

Synonyms
harvest
Related Words
return, yield; cut, cutting
Near Antonyms
individual, single

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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crop

verb

Definition of crop

cropped; cropping
transitive verb
1 a :to remove the upper or outer parts of
  • crop a hedge
  • crop a dog's ears
b :harvest
  • crop trout
c :to cut off short :trim
  • crop a photograph
2 :to cause (land) to bear a crop
  • planned to crop another 40 acres
; also :to grow as a crop
intransitive verb
1 :to feed by cropping something
2 :to yield or make a crop
3 :to appear unexpectedly or casually
  • Problems crop up daily.

Examples of crop in a Sentence

  1. The picture was cropped badly.

  2. We had to crop the image to fit it into the frame.

  3. Her hair was cropped short.

Recent Examples of crop from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of crop

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crop Synonyms



CROP Defined for English Language Learners

crop

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noun

Definition of crop for English Language Learners

  • : a plant or plant product that is grown by farmers

  • : the amount of a crop that is gathered at one time or in one season

  • : a group of people who begin to do something at the same time


crop

verb

Definition of crop for English Language Learners

  • : to cut off the upper or outer parts of (something)

  • : to cut off part of (a picture or photograph)

  • : to cut (someone's hair) short


CROP Defined for Kids

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crop

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noun \ ˈkräp \

Definition of crop for Students

1 :a plant or plant product that is grown and harvested
  • Corn is their main crop.
2 :the amount gathered or harvested :harvest
  • a crop of wheat
3 :a short riding whip
4 :an enlargement just above the stomach of a bird or insect in which food is temporarily stored
5 :batch 2, lot
  • There is a new crop of movies out.
6 :a close cut of the hair

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crop

verb

Definition of crop for Students

cropped; cropping
1 :to remove (as by cutting or biting) the upper or outer parts of :trim
2 :to grow or yield a crop (as of grain) :cause (land) to bear a crop
crop up
:to come or appear when not expected
  • Problems crop up daily.

Medical Dictionary

crop

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noun \ ˈkräp \

medical Definition of crop

:a pouched enlargement of the gullet of many birds that serves as a receptacle for food and for its preliminary maceration


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