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  Dictionary Definition of crop

crop
noun
1. the cultivated produce of the ground, as grain or fruit, while growing or when gathered.
2. the yield of such produce for a particular season.
3. the yield of some other product in a season: the lamb crop.
4. a supply produced.
5. a collection or group of persons or things occurring together: a crop of lies.
6. the stock or handle of a whip.
7. a short riding whip with a loop instead of a lash.
8. an entire tanned hide of an animal.
9. the act of cropping.
10. a mark produced by clipping the ears, as of an animal.
11. a style of wearing the hair cut short.
12. a head of hair so cut.
13. an outcrop of a vein or seam.
14. a special pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of many birds, in which food is held, and may undergo partial preparation for digestion.
15. a digestive organ in other animals; the craw. verb ( cropped, cropping )
-- verb (t)
16. to cut off or remove the head or top of (a plant, etc.).
17. to cut off the ends or a part of.
18. to cut short.
19. to clip the ears, hair, etc., of.
20. Photography to cut off or mask the unwanted parts of (a print or negative).
21. to cause to bear a crop or crops.
22. Textiles to cut or shear the nap of (a fabric) so as to give a smooth face or a level nap.
-- verb (i)
23. to bear or yield a crop or crops.
-- phrase
24. crop out, Mining to come to the surface of the ground, as a vein of ore.
25. crop up, to appear unintentionally or unexpectedly: A new problem has cropped up.
[ME and OE, c. G Kropf; originally meaning protuberance. See CROUP2 ]