kha·​rif | \ kəˈrēf\

Definition of kharif

: of, relating to, or constituting India's autumn and lesser crop that consists chiefly of pearl millet, durra, and maize and that is sown in June just before the monsoon rains and is harvested from August on — compare rabi

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History and Etymology for kharif

Hindi ḵẖarīf, from Arabic kharīf gathered, autumn, autumnal crop, from kharafa to gather

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