- a pouch in the esophagus of many birds, in which food is held for later digestion or for regurgitation to nestlings.
- a chamber or pouch in the foregut of arthropods and annelids for holding and partly crushing food.
verb (used with object), cropped or (Archaic) cropt; crop·ping.
verb (used without object), cropped or (Archaic) cropt; crop·ping.
- Geology, Mining. to rise to the surface of the ground: Veins of quartz crop out in the canyon walls.
- to become evident or visible; occur: A few cases of smallpox still crop out every now and then.
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Origin of crop
synonym study for crop
OTHER WORDS FROM cropcropless, adjectivenon·crop, adjectiveun·cropped, adjectivewell-cropped, adjective
Words nearby crop
Example sentences from the Web for crop
It gives decision makers the time they need to assess what to do — whether that’s watering crops, moving emergency supplies into place or prepping for disease outbreaks.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
For cotton crops, some parts of the western Mississippi Delta area, and central and interior parts of Arkansas also could be impacted, he said.
We hosted a town hall event this week laying out the issues involved with the new crop of private schooling options that have come up in the absence of physical schools.
Eight short months ago, hemp was the fastest growing crop in US agriculture.
All but four teams4 feature a mascot, and of the current crop, only a handful have been around for less than a decade.For Aspiring Performers, The NBA Is The Best Place To Be A Mascot|Josh Planos|July 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
She is wearing a crop top, and Andrew has his arm wrapped around her waist.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of the literature you love, the Bloomsbury writers crop up in your collection repeatedly.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Images of the hotel crop up repeatedly in his paintings, sometimes plagued by bats or monsters.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Old-Fashioned is the crème of the cocktail crop—according to Don Draper, at least.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.
First, how about the expansibility needed to supply adequate funds for crop-moving?
But before he could even sow that year's crop, he would have to see a certain banker who lived in Nebraska.
But poverty accompanied by crop failures for three years was a general and accepted thing now.
It happened that an unusually large crop had been planted and was approaching maturity at the moment of the outbreak of the war.
True, she had never met the provincial type before, but she doubted if Rosewater had produced a crop of Isabel Otises.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for crop
- the amount of such produce in any particular season
- the yield of some other farm producethe lamb crop
- a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
- a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates
verb crops, cropping or cropped (mainly tr)
Word Origin for crop
Idioms and Phrases with crop
In addition to the idioms beginning with crop
- crop out
- crop up
- cream of the crop