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Definition of "crop" []

  • Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group: Wheat is a common crop. (noun)
  • The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place: an orchard that produced a huge crop of apples last year. (noun)
  • A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time: a crop of new ideas. (noun)
  • A short haircut. (noun)
  • An earmark on an animal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crop" in a sentence
  • "But these men, who have been paid up in full for last year's crop, and have seen that their crop, slim as it was, brought them a fair compensation, are bound to show _a crop_ this year."
  • "The poppies with which this Isis was crowned, signified the joy men received at their first abundant crop, the word which signifies a _double crop_, being also a name for the _poppy_."
  • "In our country the crop that is most valuable and that occupies the greatest land area is generally known as the _grass crop_."