[verb in-ter-krop; noun in-ter-krop]Agriculture

verb (used without object), in·ter·cropped, in·ter·crop·ping.

to grow one crop between the rows of another, as in an orchard or field.

verb (used with object), in·ter·cropped, in·ter·crop·ping.

to grow a crop between the rows of.


a crop plant growing between plants of a different crop.

Origin of intercrop

First recorded in 1895–1900; inter- + crop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for intercrop



a crop grown between the rows of another crop

verb -crops, -cropping or -cropped

to grow (one crop) between the rows of (another)
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