Definition of

Crop

  1. (noun, animal) a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
  2. (noun, artifact) the stock or handle of a whip
  3. (noun, artifact) the output of something in a season
  4. (noun, group) a collection of people or things appearing together
  5. (noun, plant) a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
  6. (noun, plant) the yield from plants in a single growing season
  7. (verb, contact) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
  8. (verb, contact) cut short
  9. (verb, contact) feed as in a meadow or pasture
  10. (verb, contact) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
  11. (verb, creation) yield crops
  12. (verb, creation) prepare for crops
    cultivate the land

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Crop

  1. O.E. cropp "bird's craw," also "head or top of a sprout or herb." Meaning of "harvest product" is c.1300, probably through verb meaning "cut off the top of a plant" (early 13c.). The general meaning of "to cut off" is early 15c. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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