field crop


any of the herbaceous plants grown on a large scale in cultivated fields: primarily a grain, forage, sugar, oil, or fiber crop.

Origin of field crop

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for field crop

  • As a field-crop it is but little cultivated in Great Britain, and its use is—if we except the table—almost restricted to pigs.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
  • As a field-crop, peas and oats are sown together, and make good ground or soaked feed for horses, or for fattening animals.

    Soil Culture|J. H. Walden
  • Another advantage of rolling a field-crop is the greater facility and economy with which it can be harvested.

    Soil Culture|J. H. Walden