crop

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noun
1 plants grown for food
ADJECTIVE
agricultural
cash, commercial, export

Most farmers now produce cash crops such as coffee and tobacco for the export market.

fodder (BrE), food, forage

Fodder crops are used to feed livestock.

subsistence
staple

Rice is a staple crop for more than half of the world's population.

traditional
cover (= grown to protect and improve the soil)
spring, winter
growing, standing

Rivers burst their banks and flooded standing crops.

arable (BrE), cereal, fruit, grain, root, seed, vegetable
organic
biotech, genetically engineered, genetically modified (abbreviated to GM)
VERB + CROP
cultivate, grow, produce, raise

Most of the farmers grow arable crops.

plant, sow
bring in, harvest, reap
damage, destroy

Summer flash floods destroyed the crops.

rotate
spray

Crops are sprayed with highly toxic chemicals to prevent insect damage.

protect
sell
CROP + VERB
grow
fail

Isolated communities were extremely vulnerable if crops failed.

CROP + NOUN
rotation

Crop rotation helps prevent soil erosion.

damage, failure, loss
production, yield

to boost crop yields

protection
dusting
plant
PREPOSITION
crop of

a crop of carrots

2 total amount of grain, fruit, etc. grown
ADJECTIVE
abundant, bumper, excellent, good, heavy, record
poor
early

Bring strawberry plants indoors for an early crop.

potato, rice, wheat, etc.
VERB + CROP
get, harvest, have, reap

a record crop was harvested

We had a very good crop of apples last year.

bear, produce, yield

It takes three to five years for a new plantation to bear a crop.

PREPOSITION
crop of
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verb
ADVERB
closely

His hair was closely cropped.

PHRASES
crop sth short

His hair had been cropped short and he looked different.

Crop is used with these nouns as the object: ↑photograph

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  • crop — O.E. cropp bird s craw, also head or top of a sprout or herb. The common notion is protuberance. Cognate with O.H.G. kropf, O.N. kroppr. Meaning harvest product is c.1300, probably through verb meaning cut off the top of a plant (c.1200). The… …   Etymology dictionary

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