cash crop


noun

any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton.
a crop for direct sale in a market, as distinguished from a crop for use as livestock feed or for other purposes.

Nearby words

  1. cash audit,
  2. cash bar,
  3. cash basis,
  4. cash card,
  5. cash cow,
  6. cash customer,
  7. cash desk,
  8. cash discount,
  9. cash dispenser,
  10. cash flow

Origin of cash crop

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for cash crop

cash crop

noun

a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence
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