[ duhb-uhl-krop ]

verb (used without object),dou·ble-cropped, dou·ble-crop·ping.
  1. to raise two consecutive crops on the same land within a single growing season.

verb (used with object),dou·ble-cropped, dou·ble-crop·ping.
  1. to raise two crops per year on (an area of land).

Origin of double-crop

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby double-crop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use double-crop in a sentence

  • The haws are ripe in autumn and the ivy berries in spring, so that the bastions yield a double crop.

    Field and Hedgerow | Richard Jefferies
  • And the village fields suffered no damage, for the earth, fertilized by the yellow slime, yielded a double crop.

  • The farmer often receiving the advantage of a double crop, at the expense of seed and labor.

    The Practical Distiller | Samuel McHarry
  • It is marvellously fertile and furnishes a double crop every year.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
  • When a double crop is taken, not more than fifteen or sixteen can be expected.