kharif

noun
kha·​rif | \ kə-ˈrēf How to pronounce kharif (audio) \

Definition of kharif

: the Indian subcontinent's fall harvest

Note: Kharif is a secondary harvest that consists of various crops, such as rice, sugarcane, corn (maize), and cotton.

— compare rabi

First Known Use of kharif

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kharif

borrowed from Hindi ḵẖarīf and Urdu kharīf, borrowed from Arabic kharīf "autumn"

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“Kharif.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kharif. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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