- any of the herbaceous plants grown on a large scale in cultivated fields: primarily a grain, forage, sugar, oil, or fiber crop.
Origin of field crop
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for field crop
As a field-crop it is but little cultivated in Great Britain, and its use is—if we except the table—almost restricted to pigs.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
As a field-crop, peas and oats are sown together, and make good ground or soaked feed for horses, or for fattening animals.
Another advantage of rolling a field-crop is the greater facility and economy with which it can be harvested.