crop

A crop is a large amount of one kind of fruit or vegetable that's grown on a farm. Your farmer uncle's corn crop might be especially large after a summer with plenty of rain.

A major crop in parts of Asia is rice, while the coffee bean crop is important to the economics of several African and South American countries. A different kind of crop is the short whip that some riders use on horses — and when you crop something, you cut it short. You might decide to crop your hair at the beginning of the summer each year. The noun came first, originally defined as "the top of a sprout or herb."

Primary Meanings of crop

1.
nv
a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
yield crops
2.
n
a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
3.
n
the stock or handle of a whip
4.
v
cut short
Full Definitions of crop
1

n a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

Types:
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cash crop
a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)
catch crop
a crop that grows quickly (e.g. lettuce) and can be planted between two regular crops grown in successive seasons or between two rows of crops in the same season
cover crop
crop planted to prevent soil erosion and provide green manure
field crop
a crop (other than fruits or vegetables) that is grown for agricultural purposes
root crop
crop grown for its enlarged roots: e.g. beets; potatoes; turnips
field corn
corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
Type of:
flora, plant, plant life
(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

n the yield from plants in a single growing season

Synonyms:
harvest
Types:
fruitage
the yield of fruit
Type of:
output, yield
production of a certain amount

n the output of something in a season

“the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores”
Type of:
end product, output
final product; the things produced

n a collection of people or things appearing together

“the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas”
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

v yield crops

“This land crops well”
Type of:
bear, turn out
bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"

v prepare for crops

Synonyms:
cultivate, work
knead, work
make uniform
Types:
overcrop, overcultivate
to exhaust by excessive cultivation
Type of:
fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

v let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

Synonyms:
graze, pasture
browse, graze, pasture, range
feed as in a meadow or pasture
Types:
grass
feed with grass
drift
drive slowly and far afield for grazing
Type of:
feed, give
give food to

v feed as in a meadow or pasture

Synonyms:
browse, graze, pasture, range
range
let eat
graze, pasture
let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
Type of:
eat, feed
take in food; used of animals only

v cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Synonyms:
clip, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim
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shear
cut with shears
poll, pollard
convert into a pollard
pinch, top
cut the top off
disbud
thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
tail
remove the stalk of fruits or berries
Type of:
thin out
make sparse
2

n a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food

Synonyms:
craw
Type of:
breadbasket, stomach, tum, tummy
an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
3

n the stock or handle of a whip

Type of:
grip, handgrip, handle, hold
the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
4

v cut short

“She wanted her hair cropped short”
Type of:
cut
shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

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