crop

crop [kräp]
n.
[ME croppe < OE croppa, a cluster, flower, crop of bird, hence kidney, pebble; akin to Frank * kruppa, Ger kropf, a swelling, crop of bird (basic sense “something swelling out or swollen”) < IE * gr-eu-b-, curving out < base * ger-: see CRADLE]
1. a saclike enlargement of a bird's gullet or of a part of the digestive tract of earthworms and some insects, in which food is stored before digestion; craw
2. any agricultural product, growing or harvested, or collected, as wheat, cotton, fruit, honey, etc.
3. the yield of any product in one season or place
4. a group or collection appearing together [a new crop of students]
5. the entire tanned hide of an animal
6. the handle or butt of a whip
7. a stick with a handle at one end and a thong or tab at the other, used to direct a horse in horseback riding
8. [< the v.] the act or result of cropping, esp.
9.
a) hair cut close to the head
b) this style of haircut
c) an earmark on an animal, made by clipping
vt.
cropped, cropping
1. to cut off or bite off the tops or ends of [sheep crop grass]
2. to grow or harvest as a crop
3. to cause crops to grow on or in
4. to cut (hair, etc.) short
5. to cut short the ears, hair, etc. of
vi.
1. to bear a crop or crops
2. to plant or grow a crop
3. to feed by cropping grass, etc.; graze
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crop out or crop up
1. to appear unexpectedly
2. to appear at the surface, as a rock formation at the earth's surface; outcrop

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  • Crop — (kr[o^]p), n. [OE. crop, croppe, craw, top of a plant, harvest, AS. crop, cropp, craw, top, bunch, ear of corn; akin to D. krop craw, G. kropf, Icel. kroppr hump or bunch on the body, body; but cf. also W. cropa, croppa, crop or craw of a bird,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crop — ► NOUN 1) a plant, especially a cereal, fruit, or vegetable, cultivated for food or other use. 2) an amount of a crop harvested at one time. 3) an amount of people or things appearing at one time: the current crop of politicians. 4) a very short… …   English terms dictionary

  • Crop — Crop, v. i. To yield harvest. [1913 Webster] {To crop out}. (a) (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal. (b) To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the peculiarities of an author crop out. {To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crop — Crop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cropped} (kr[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cropping}.] 1. To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap. [1913 Webster] I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crop — O.E. cropp bird s craw, also head or top of a sprout or herb. The common notion is protuberance. Cognate with O.H.G. kropf, O.N. kroppr. Meaning harvest product is c.1300, probably through verb meaning cut off the top of a plant (c.1200). The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • crop — [n] harvest of fruit, vegetable annual production, byproduct, crops, fruitage, fruits, gathering, gleaning, output, produce, product, reaping, season’s growth, vintage, yield; concept 429 crop [v] cut, trim off chop, clip, curtail, detach,… …   New thesaurus

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