- 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.
- 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.
Origin of crop
synonym study for crop
OTHER WORDS FROM cropcropless, adjectivenon·crop, adjectiveun·cropped, adjectivewell-cropped, adjective
How to use crop in a sentence
Urine contains the nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium—a trio known in agriculture as NPK—in soluble forms that plants can take up, similar to synthetic fertilizers widely used in crop production.Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world|Ula Chrobak|November 19, 2020|Popular-Science
The heat has also brought storms of locusts, migratory pests that are infamous for destroying crops.
For example, an AI trained to spot signs of disease in high-quality medical images will struggle with blurry or cropped images captured by a cheap camera in a busy clinic.
The honeybees that serve as the hornets’ prey are crucial to pollinating crops, Spichiger said.
Some are expecting errors to crop up and padding in extra time to deal with them.‘This is the norm not the exception’: Why media buyers need to prepare for issues with Facebook’s Ads Manager|Kristina Monllos|November 9, 2020|Digiday
And Paris is far from alone, the word “Brooklyn” is cropping up all over the world.
Their family even went to the length of photoshopping Allen out of photographs, and cropping footage of him from family videos.What You Should Know About Woody Allen's Feud With Mia and Ronan Farrow|Marina Watts|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The site once went to great lengths to ignore Kardashian entirely, even cropping her out from a Met Gala best-dressed slideshow.Kim Kardashian Finally Gets Noticed By Vogue; Rick Owens's Eurovision Performance|The Fashion Beast Team|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To help them on their way, new blogs, designers, and boutiques promoting Orthodox Jewish style have also been cropping up.Is Suri Cruise Launching a Fashion Line?; Keith Richards' Saint Laurent Tour Wardrobe Up For Sale|The Fashion Beast Team|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So third-party companies like HealthyWage are cropping up to help groups win cash for weight loss.
Certain evidence cropping up, the charge is transferred to the J.-C.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
New, strange conceptions, wholly foreign to my temperament, are forever cropping up in my head.
From where they sat at the mouth of the cavern they saw all three of their ponies cropping the succulent grass.
Perhaps a half-mile away six or eight antelope were cropping the grass, unconscious of the approach of danger.
I think I see plainly the cropping out of the original rock on which his own finer stratum was laid.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
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
Word Origin for crop
Other Idioms and Phrases with crop
In addition to the idioms beginning with crop
- crop out
- crop up
- cream of the crop