- part of a rock formation or mineral vein that appears at the surface of the earth
- an emergence; appearance
- (of rock strata, mineral veins, etc) to protrude through the surface of the earth
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out•crop /n. ˈaʊtˌkrɑp; v. ˌaʊtˈkrɑp/USA pronunciation n., v., -cropped, -crop•ping.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
v. [no object]
out•crop (n. out′krop′;v. out′krop′),
n., v., -cropped, -crop•ping.
outbreak:an outcrop of student demonstrations.
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outcrop n /ˈaʊtˌkrɒp/
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