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

Origin of kharif

1835–45; < Hindi < Arabic kharīf autumn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(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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