cash crop

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

Origin of cash crop

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Related Words for cash crop

bonanza, windfall, foison

British Dictionary definitions for cash crop

cash crop

noun
  1. a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence
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