Origin of cropt
Definition for cropt (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of crop
Related formscrop·less, adjectivenon·crop, adjectiveun·cropped, adjectivewell-cropped, adjective
Examples from the Web for cropt
The Oxford Dictionary quotes Lamb, 'a notched and cropt scrivener'.Society for Pure English, Tract 5|Society for Pure English
By the hundred and the thousand, men's lives are cropt; cast like brands into the burning.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
It is an ever fading and ever green tree, and the more it is lopped and cropt, the more it grows and expands itself.
Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.Familiar Quotations|John Bartlett
Three cropt heads of hair on them, three frocks they wore, and three mantles wrapt around them.
British Dictionary definitions for cropt
- 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 cropt
In addition to the idioms beginning with crop
- crop out
- crop up
- cream of the crop