cover crop


noun

a crop, usually a legume, planted to keep nutrients from leaching, soil from eroding, and land from weeding over, as during the winter.

Origin of cover crop

First recorded in 1905–10
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cover crop


noun

a crop planted between main crops to prevent leaching or soil erosion or to provide green manure
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