[verb oh-ver-krop; noun oh-ver-krop]
- to produce a crop in excess of what is permitted, agreed on, or normally required, especially in an attempt to gain added profits by circumventing government regulations.
- a mark of identification on cattle, which is made by cutting a piece from the upper margin of the ear.
Origin of overcrop
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The soil is muteear, but has in many parts become impaired by over-cropping.A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II
- (tr) to exhaust (land) by excessive cultivation
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