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  • n  the yield from plants in a single growing season
  • n  a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
  • n  a collection of people or things appearing together
    the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas
  • n  the output of something in a season
    the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores
  • n  the stock or handle of a whip
  • n  a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
  • v  cut short
    She wanted her hair cropped short
  • v  prepare for crops
  • v  yield crops
    This land crops well
  • v  let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
  • v  feed as in a meadow or pasture
  • v  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

  • The crucial business development during early summer is the prospective value of American crops.
  • As usual, during the Summer dullness, the government crop forecasts provide an important factor in the financial news.
  • However, the FBI is advising members of a crop-dusters' group to report any suspicious buys of dangerous chemicals in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks.
News & Articles


  • Gerry Ritz in Calgary Herald
    Ritz said the assistance will help farmers "take immediate measures to protect, rehabilitate and manage affected crop land - helping them restore the land for next year's crop."
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger in BusinessWeek
    This is not just about the crop this year. It could also have a devastating effect next year,Schwarzenegger said. "My administration will make sure that we do everything we can to help the farmers and workers get through this."
  • Grayson Perry in Boston Herald
    I think he has a scatter-gun approach but in his trawling he's picked up some extraordinary stuff,Perry said. "This is by no means an insignificant gift. It's the cream of the crop."

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