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outcrop n /ˈaʊtˌkrɒp/
  1. part of a rock formation or mineral vein that appears at the surface of the earth
  2. an emergence; appearance
vb /ˌaʊtˈkrɒp/ ( -crops, -cropping, -cropped)(intransitive)
  1. (of rock strata, mineral veins, etc) to protrude through the surface of the earth

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