Other forms: crops; cropped; cropping

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."

Definitions of crop
  1. noun
    a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
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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
  2. noun
    the yield from plants in a single growing season
    synonyms: harvest
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    the yield of fruit
    type of:
    output, yield
    production of a certain amount
  3. noun
    the output of something in a season
    “the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores”
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    type of:
    end product, output
    final product; the things produced
  4. noun
    a collection of people or things appearing together
    “the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas”
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    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  5. verb
    yield crops
    “This land crops well”
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    type of:
    bear, turn out
    bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"
  6. verb
    prepare for crops
    synonyms: cultivate, work
    knead, work
    make uniform
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    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
  7. verb
    let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
    synonyms: graze, pasture
    browse, graze, pasture, range
    feed as in a meadow or pasture
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    feed with grass
    drive slowly and far afield for grazing
    type of:
    feed, give
    give food to
  8. verb
    feed as in a meadow or pasture
    synonyms: browse, graze, pasture, range
    let eat
    graze, pasture
    let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
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    eat, feed
    take in food; used of animals only
  9. verb
    cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    synonyms: clip, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim
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    cut with shears
    poll, pollard
    convert into a pollard
    pinch, top
    cut the top off
    thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
    remove the stalk of fruits or berries
    type of:
    thin out
    make sparse
  10. noun
    a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
    synonyms: craw
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    breadbasket, stomach, tum, tummy
    an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  11. noun
    the stock or handle of a whip
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    grip, handgrip, handle, hold
    the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  12. verb
    cut short
    “She wanted her hair cropped short”
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    type of:
    shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of




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