field crop



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

Nearby words

  1. field chickweed,
  2. field coil,
  3. field corn,
  4. field cornet,
  5. field cricket,
  6. field current,
  7. field day,
  8. field dependence,
  9. field drain,
  10. field effect transistor

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