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crop (plural crops)

  1. (agriculture) A plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder or fuel or for any other economic purpose.
    the farmer had lots of crops to sell at the market
  2. The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
    it was a good crop that year
  3. A group, cluster or collection of things occurring at the same time.
    a crop of ideas
  4. A group of vesicles at the same stage of development in a disease
    Like in chicken pox.
  5. The lashing end of a whip
  6. An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
  7. A rocky outcrop.
  8. The act of cropping.
  9. A photograph or other image that has been reduced by removing the outer parts.
  10. A short haircut.
  11. (anatomy) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (and some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw.
    • XIX c., George MacDonald, The Early Bird:
      A little bird sat on the edge of her nest;
      Her yellow-beaks slept as sound as tops;
      Day-long she had worked almost without rest,
      And had filled every one of their gibbous crops;
    • 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", 2005 Norton edition, page 221:
      The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its crop.
    • 2015, Elizabeth Royte, Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them., National Geographic (December 2015)
      As the wildebeest shrinks, the circle of sated birds lounging in the short grass expands. With bulging crops, the vultures settle their heads atop folded wings and slide their nictitating membranes shut.
  12. (architecture) The foliate part of a finial.
  13. (archaic or dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  14. (mining) Tin ore prepared for smelting.
  15. (mining) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface.
  16. An entire oxhide.
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crop (crops, present participle cropping; past and past participle cropped)

  1. (transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
    • Bible, Ezekiel xvii. 22
      I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one.
  2. (transitive) To mow, reap or gather.
  3. (transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
  4. (transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photograph or other image, typically in order to frame the subject better.
  5. (intransitive) To yield harvest.
  6. (transitive) To cause to bear a crop.
    to crop a field
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