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Definition of Crop


  1. The pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of birds, serving as a receptacle for food; the craw.
  2. The top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of a plant or tree.
  3. That which is cropped, cut, or gathered from a single felld, or of a single kind of grain or fruit, or in a single season; especially, the product of what is planted in the earth; fruit; harvest.
  4. Grain or other product of the field while standing.
  5. Anything cut off or gathered.
  6. Hair cut close or short, or the act or style of so cutting; as, a convict's crop.
  7. A projecting ornament in carved stone. Specifically, a finial.
  8. Tin ore prepared for smelting.
  9. Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface.
  10. A riding whip with a loop instead of a lash.
  11. To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap.
  12. Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.
  13. To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.
  14. To yield harvest.

Crop Quotations

Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds - it's the production of food and fiber from the world's land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.
Allan Savory

If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer's crop, who are we to say it shouldn't rain?
Tom Barrett

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
Ansel Adams

It is impossible to talk about slowing climate change without talking about reducing CO2 emissions. Equally, it is impossible to talk about adapting to climate change without considering how we will feed ourselves. And it is out of the question that we can adapt agriculture without conserving crop diversity.
Cary Fowler

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
Ayn Rand
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Crop Translations

crop in German is Ernte
crop in Italian is raccolto
crop in Latin is proventus, messis, ingluvies
crop in Norwegian is avling
crop in Spanish is siega