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outcrop

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noun out·crop \ˈau̇t-ˌkräp\

Definition of outcrop

  1. 1 :  a coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground

  2. 2 :  the part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground

First Known Use of outcrop

1805


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outcrop

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verb out·crop \ˈau̇t-ˌkräp, ˌau̇t-ˈkräp\

Definition of outcrop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to project from the surrounding soil ledges outcropping from the eroded slope

  3. 2 :  to come to the surface :  appear

First Known Use of outcrop

circa 1847



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