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crop /krɑp/USA pronunciation
n., v., cropped, crop•ping.
- the plant, or the product of a plant, produced while growing or when gathered:the wheat crop.
- the yield of such produce grown in one season; harvest:The winter wheat crop was the largest in years.
- the yield of any product in a season:the maple syrup crop.
- a group of persons or things appearing or occurring together: the new crop of freshmen.
- Also calledcraw.a pouch in the food passage of many birds, in which food is held for later digestion.
- a close cutting of something, such as the hair:a short crop of hair.
- [~ + object] to cut or bite off the top of (a plant, etc.):sheep cropping the grass.
- [~ + object] to cut off the ends or a part of:to crop the ears of a dog.
- [~ + object] to cut short:to crop the hair.
- [~ + object] to trim (a photographic print or negative).
- crop up, [no object] to appear, esp. suddenly:As soon as we deal with one emergency, another crops up.
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crop /krɒp/ n
vb (crops, cropping, cropped)(mainly tr)
- the produce of cultivated plants, esp cereals, vegetables, and fruit
- the amount of such produce in any particular season
- the yield of some other farm produce: the lamb crop
- a group of products, thoughts, people, etc, appearing at one time or in one season
- the stock of a thonged whip
- short for riding crop
- a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
- a short cropped hairstyle
- a notch in or a piece cut out of the ear of an animal
- the act of cropping
See also crop out
- to cut (hair, grass, etc) very short
- to cut and collect (mature produce) from the land or plant on which it has been grown
- to clip part of (the ear or ears) of (an animal), esp as a means of identification
- (of herbivorous animals) to graze on (grass or similar vegetation)
, crop upEtymology: Old English cropp; related to Old Norse kroppr rump, body, Old High German kropf goitre, Norwegian kröypa to bend
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