kharif

[ kuh-reef ]
/ kəˈrif /
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noun

(in India) a crop sown in early summer for harvesting in the autumn.

Nearby words

  1. khanjar,
  2. khanka,
  3. khansamah,
  4. khanty,
  5. khapra beetle,
  6. kharijite,
  7. kharkov,
  8. khartoum,
  9. khartoum north,
  10. khasi

Origin of kharif

1835–45; < Hindi < Arabic kharīf autumn

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British Dictionary definitions for kharif

kharif

/ (kəˈriːf) /

noun

(in Pakistan, India, etc) a crop that is harvested at the beginning of winterCompare rabi

Word Origin for kharif

Urdu, ultimately from Arabic kharafa to gather

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