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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
crop
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cash crop (=a crop grown to sell rather than to use)
▪ The land is used to grow cash crops like cocoa, tea, and coffee.
bumper crop/harvest
cash crop
crop circle
crop rotation
crop top
irrigated land/farms/crops
root crop
spray crops/plants etc (=cover them with liquid to protect them from insects or disease)
▪ The fruit is sprayed every four weeks.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
agricultural
▪ Sussex geology has imposed an extensive regional pattern on the agricultural crops.
▪ As an agricultural crop, sunflowers are extremely environmentally friendly.
▪ In the long term, the loss of genetic diversity will reduce the gene pool available for agricultural crops.
▪ A serious drought in early 1989 affected agricultural crops, in particular paddy rice and jute.
arable
▪ Each family is provided with 3.5 ha of land of which 1 ha is used for rain-fed arable crops.
▪ Modern farming methods, particularly in arable crop fields, were thought to be responsible for the declines.
▪ Organic manures as nutrient sources-how best to make the most of organic manures and slurry in arable crop rotations.
bumper
▪ This year, however, it looks like a bumper crop.
▪ He also contends that Democrats have not produced a bumper crop of congressional candidates this year.
▪ Picture your garden bed of cucumbers, a very large patch of them, a bumper crop.
▪ The only thing I see them reaping is a bumper crop of boredom.
current
▪ The current crop of non-Windows databases can knock the socks off their predecessors.
▪ So far as current commercial crops are concerned, the major GMOs are these: Pesticide-producing maize from Monsanto.
▪ Another irritation with the current crop of fax modems is that the two parts of the modem don't cooperate with one another.
▪ The same is true for the current crop of Fender Custom Shop guitars.
▪ At least it's certainly not the method recommended in the current crop of instructional books and videos relating to the subject.
▪ Many of the current crop of celebrity exercise videos can actually be bad for you, reports the Consumers Association magazine Which?
▪ With each successive moult the current crop of fungal parasites is shed along with the old exoskeleton.
▪ Of the current crop of leading Test batsmen Graeme Hick is the one most at risk to the fast, short-pitched ball.
good
▪ You have to remember that was the best crop of receivers in the draft since whenever.
▪ There's a good crop coming through.
▪ It was a good crop and there was plenty of work.
▪ Why did he expect a good crop of sugarbeet?
▪ Oilseed rape establishment-the critical factor for a good crop.
▪ He and his neighbours have decided that grass is the best crop to grow.
▪ Given the benefits of less fertiliser, liming and ploughing costs and better crop yields it is little wonder.
growing
▪ Time allowed 07:08 Read in studio An inventor has developed a high-flying way of scaring birds away from growing crops.
▪ They expect the growing season for crops to be short.
▪ In time, the house might decay, the town disappear, and the whole site become a field growing crops.
▪ The land, climate, and markets will also play their part in dictating which crops are worth growing.
▪ For growing crop plants the following conditions must be present: 1.
▪ Farmland, especially among growing crops, open grassland, steppes, semi-deserts.
▪ Vast territories were turned over to growing cash crops and extracting minerals for Western interests.
large
▪ Over the years, mechanisation has replaced hand labour for the larger acreage crops.
▪ Tempted by the exceptionally strong prices for durum, Arizona farmers planted the largest durum crop since the 1970s.
▪ The former manor spread over several parishes, with a particular emphasis on sheep farming backed up by a large wheat crop.
▪ Evidently the Munchkins were good farmers and able to raise large crops.
▪ No question, though, about the pick of probably the largest and choicest crop of books in the game's history.
▪ Only when he has an embarrassingly large crop does he present a bunch to his wife, Pat.
▪ Protect from birds with nets, and water regularly for a large, juicy crop of strawberries.
main
▪ Rice remained the main crop, but many farmers diversified.
▪ The main crops are still potatoes and oats.
▪ The main crop was maize, and harvests varied with the weather and farming methods.
▪ Grass was the main crop with sheep, dairy and beef cattle providing the animal enterprises which utilised the grass.
▪ The main cash crops were coffee, sugar cane and cotton, with cassava the domestic staple.
▪ The Fens is the most important area in Britain for main crop potatoes.
▪ The main crops were oats and barley.
new
▪ As Table 8.6 shows, two further plant attributes are being exploited to produce new crop plants.
▪ Every year produces a new crop of explanations, a new collection of essays, experiments, and simulations.
▪ He says he was keen to try a new crop, and dwarf sunflowers ripen in time to harvest in late summer.
▪ A new crop of mice has already moved in.
▪ The availability of new-crop beans has resulted in the crush rate being stepped up.
▪ The population increased: so did rice production: so did the growing of new crops.
▪ We turn to wild nature for new crops and new drugs, as well as for the beauty that enriches our lives.
▪ And did I not, at fifty, put out a whole new crop of leaves myself?
other
▪ Every other crop was grazed off and large quantities of well-rotted farmyard manure were returned before cereals were sown.
▪ For example, in temperate areas there should be an annual rotation of pasture with other livestock or crops.
▪ Some villagers, those with capital, established rubber smallholdings, or grew other crops for the market.
▪ Production of other crops also rose substantially - the important oil-bearing crops saw a rise of 13.8 percent during this period.
▪ It is still widely used on citrus fruit, soybeans, coffee beans, tobacco, cotton and other crops.
▪ The study suggested diversification and rotation to boost production of other crops.
■ NOUN
cash
▪ Potatoes are the only cash crop though even some of these are used for fodder.
▪ Wine formed the most important cash crop, while cereal production generally took the form of subsistence farming.
▪ Poppies are a major cash crop.
▪ Thus it is both a cash crop and a fodder crop.
▪ Why don't producer nations simply switch crops and either become more self-sufficient in food, or produce a different cash crop?
▪ Specific cash crops were profitable only in certain districts.
▪ Unemployment soared, and many small producers of cash crops went bankrupt.
▪ Coffee was introduced into the central highlands in the 1840s, and quickly became the most important cash crop.
cereal
▪ Millet was still the primary cereal crop.
▪ An even later flight to assess late senescence of the cereal crops might be undertaken this year.
▪ In the cold, wet northern and western parts of the country it is by far the most reliable cereal crop.
▪ The biggest losers will be cotton, cattle and cereal crops.
failure
▪ The short-term cause of overriding local significance were the droughts and crop failures in 1920 and 1921.
▪ After that, depending on the region, comes the danger of drought and crop failure.
▪ Global warming will deeply affect poor countries, leading to huge numbers of refugees, crop failures, and extreme weather.
▪ But buy some reserve seeds in case of crop failures or for successive sowings of fast-maturing varieties such as lettuce and radishes.
▪ Both the 1987 and 1989 crop failures followed good years.
▪ Tight supplies worldwide have kept traders focused on any potential crop failure.
▪ So whether the problem be set aside, crop failure or simple loneliness, the message to farmers is clear.
▪ Years of drought, crop failure and migration have meant that land is continually withdrawn from active production.
food
▪ However, this technique was better accepted on poorer lands where food crops were less attractive relative to fuelwood.
▪ Rice was their basic food and their most important food crop, far ahead of maize, taro or sago.
▪ In the United States apples and other perennial food crops constituted 16 % of the total value of food crops in 1998.
▪ Staple food crops are maize, sorghum and wheat.
▪ This trait can be engineered into food crops.
▪ The economic consequences for food crops and other plants of the resulting increase in ultraviolet radiation have received less attention.
▪ Many farmers stopped producing cocoa altogether or switched to food crops, like maize or cassava, that fetched more reliable prices.
plant
▪ As Table 8.6 shows, two further plant attributes are being exploited to produce new crop plants.
▪ Research is in progress to modify crop plants genetically to make them yield more than one product.
▪ Unnatural Farming Few of our crop plants are natural.
▪ Also on exhibit are a number of interesting crop plants such as sugar cane and banana.
▪ That crop plants do badly in competition with wild species is to be expected.
production
▪ Yet these earlier occupants would marvel at the advances in crop production.
▪ Such measures inevitably incur substantial costs which in turn increases the cost of crop production.
▪ The amount of new land available for crop production is extremely limited in almost every part of the world.
▪ There is a herbarium, as well as a laboratory concerned with scientific research and investigation into plants and crop production.
▪ We can free up meadows for crop production and we are already seeing rainforests stripped out for new farmland.
▪ How can it benefit crop production?
▪ The already hot, dry countries of the world tend to be the ones with poor crop production and troubled economies.
root
▪ Cereal and root crops are equally vulnerable to rabbit damage.
rotation
▪ To these ends, longer and new crop rotations can be introduced.
▪ For example, crop rotation, hand weeding and hoeing.
▪ What crop rotation will suit the farm?
▪ Organic manures as nutrient sources-how best to make the most of organic manures and slurry in arable crop rotations.
▪ Synthetic fertilisers and pesticides are banned and soil fertility and pest control is achieved through crop rotation and mixed farming systems.
▪ Whilst crop rotations are being established and fertility built up, it will probably be necessary to buy in some feeding-stuffs.
▪ Such careful spraying can go hand in hand with long-established techniques such as crop rotation, and planting resistant varieties.
▪ Many farmers are rediscovering the largely abandoned practices of crop rotation and manure spreading.
wheat
▪ Further away in commercialisation terms, work on lentils at Reading University suggests that following wheat crops would have lower N requirements.
▪ Winter wheat crop reported to be in fair-to-good condition.
▪ Straw from the previous wheat crop was chopped and spread before the heavy soil was deep cultivated.
▪ The Agriculture Department said Monday the wheat crop in 19 states is in poor or very poor condition.
▪ The problems of a poor wheat crop were overcome and record volumes were produced at both mills in the fourth quarter.
▪ In some sections of Sonora, the disease affects more than half of the wheat crop, Bowden said.
▪ The former manor spread over several parishes, with a particular emphasis on sheep farming backed up by a large wheat crop.
▪ Already, 40 percent of Texas' wheat crop has been lost.
yield
▪ With cross-breeding, they improve crop yields and increase resistance to pests and disease.
▪ Pesticide use was reduced by 65 percent in the first year whilst crop yields increased.
▪ Plantations plantations had an excellent year with increased crop yields and improved prices for its produce.
▪ Tax was levied on the land regardless of crop yield, and an average family could hardly break even.
▪ Milk yields, crop yields and food conversion rates were all similar to those of the better farms in Britain.
■ VERB
damage
▪ Within a short while it became clear that this policy was damaging the rice crop.
▪ The farmers said pollutants from nearby Pemex plants had damaged their crops.
▪ Spray drift can seriously damage neighbouring crops, livestock, wildlife and humans.
▪ Humans would develop skin cancers; plants would be genetically damaged and crops devastated; animals would be blinded.
▪ Fire can damage crops and harm animals as well as people. 3 Fasten all gates.
▪ Wheat prices rallied as concerns spread that freezing cold and severe wind in the Plains states could damage the winter crop.
destroy
▪ The floods destroyed the crop completely and the debt is equivalent to four years' worth of rice crop.
▪ The Army has destroyed crops, helicopters have bombed the surrounding areas and people have been tortured while under arrest.
▪ Potatoes INSTEAD of destroying their bumper crop of potatoes, farmers should give them to the needy.
▪ Modified viruses could cause famine by destroying crops or cause human and animal diseases of tremendous power.
▪ The Lincolns destroyed vital food crops and staging areas thus slowly sapping the bandits' will and strength.
grow
▪ Second or tertiary shoots will grow but the crop will be reduced and the fruit may not ripen in time.
▪ Farmers grow only a few crops, while gatherers pick from a vast range of wild plants.
▪ The population increased: so did rice production: so did the growing of new crops.
▪ Another part of the economy was stimulated by the need to provide a labour force to grow this flourishing crop.
▪ Enormous discipline would be necessary to run the irrigation systems necessary to grow crops.
▪ Some villagers, those with capital, established rubber smallholdings, or grew other crops for the market.
▪ There is enough rain in this region to provide grazing for cattle and good land to grow crops.
harvest
▪ Be ready to harvest crops from April.
▪ Time allowed 07:47 Read in studio A farmer has turned the clock back fifty years to harvest his crop of wheat.
▪ Recent photo opportunities have shown both candidates replicating famous Benito Mussolini images of harvesting crops and embracing children.
▪ However, these small signs of infection would have arrived far too late for many early harvested commercial crops.
▪ Surely it can only harvest a crop of bald heads as human beings tear out their hair over it?
▪ Occasionally we'd harvest the lighter crops, like sweet potatoes or chillis.
▪ A good solution is to harvest the crop early in September, storing the tubers out of harms way.
irrigate
▪ One-third of the water irrigates thirsty crops of low value - alfalfa, cotton, rice - and pasture.
lose
▪ And if the rain continues, some farmers may lose their entire crop.
▪ We lost the flax crop I wrote about a week ago.
▪ If this flowering season coincides with a period of terrible weather, you could lose the entire crop for that year.
▪ Altogether they lost five staple crops.
▪ It was during the floods in 1984 when lots of people lost their crops and there was no work for them.
modify
▪ Research is in progress to modify crop plants genetically to make them yield more than one product.
▪ In 1998 it was already estimated that one-third of maize and soya products from the United States were from genetically modified crops.
▪ Voters are animated by new fears about global warming, genetically modified crops and globalisation.
▪ Most intense has been the reaction against genetically modified crops, known as GMOs, for genetically modified organism.
▪ For example, the pollen of modified crops had already been shown to be poisonous to monarch butterfly larvae.
produce
▪ Scattered around him were complete skeletons reminding him of when his country was able to produce crops and feed animals.
▪ Every year produces a new crop of explanations, a new collection of essays, experiments, and simulations.
▪ As Table 8.6 shows, two further plant attributes are being exploited to produce new crop plants.
▪ He also contends that Democrats have not produced a bumper crop of congressional candidates this year.
▪ In autumn 1995, each produced a small crop of their designated variety.
▪ Why don't producer nations simply switch crops and either become more self-sufficient in food, or produce a different cash crop?
▪ Sri Lanka's unique cricketing culture is currently producing an outstanding crop of young batsmen.
sell
▪ Low world prices and large government-held stocks will make it hard for them to sell their own crop.
▪ Such a company would be busy developing the next generation of products and services, even as it sold its cur-rent crop.
▪ It shows that a third of average incomes is generated by migrant labour and only a fifth by selling crops.
▪ In present day conditions, farmers can sell crops such as coffee only if high and constant quality can be guaranteed.
spray
▪ The discovery was made by a farmer out spraying his crops.
▪ If the food market expands, they reason, it could reduce the need to spray crops with harmful pesticides.
▪ Most viruses used in pest control programmes have been sprayed directly on to crops.
▪ Farmer Chris Slatter was spraying a crop of flax when he made the grim discovery.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Growers lost 80 percent of the apple crop in the storm.
▪ Indian farmers have doubled their output of cereal crops like wheat.
▪ Most of the land is used for growing crops.
▪ Onions are one of the few crops that whitefly does not damage.
▪ Thanks to the lovely weather we had a bumper crop of peaches and nectarines this year.
▪ The famine was caused by drought, which led to widespread crop failure.
▪ The rain was so bad this year that he lost the whole crop of barley.
▪ With high-yield varieties of rice the farmers can grow two or three crops a year.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As a late crop, it was still kingfisher green, and still full of life.
▪ I well remember during one hot dry summer talking to one grower who was complaining about his poor crop of parsnips.
▪ Nevertheless, to protect your crops they must at least be deterred.
▪ One tractor pulls it, another keeps a trailer moving alongside to receive the crop.
▪ The barn was filled with harvested crops, leaving only the threshing floor clear.
▪ The maize crops have almost completely failed for several years running.
▪ They cut fences and drive across crops.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
closely
▪ The gaunt faces beneath closely cropped heads and the young faces on emaciated bodies had began to assume form and substance.
up
▪ Many of the more glamorous film and photographic opportunities crop up at short notice, so you have to be flexible.
▪ While Dole tried to keep his focus on crime, other issues, particularly abortion, cropped up.
▪ However, business lunches may crop up from time to time - and also evening invitations which involve dining at restaurants.
▪ In the last couple of years, the issue has cropped up regularly.
▪ I thought 28 was one of those truly special issues, which crop up periodically.
▪ The ads keep cropping up from time to time in different papers, so I assume business must be good.
▪ Meanwhile another idea had cropped up.
▪ This worked great for a long time, but when you hit the year 2000, all sorts of problems crop up.
■ NOUN
hair
▪ Without exception, their hair had been cropped short enough to reveal the scars underneath.
▪ She has blue eyes and blond hair, cropped midway down her neck.
▪ Peter's hair is cropped on top and at the sides, but cascades over his floppy jumper at the back.
▪ My hair is cropped very, very short.
▪ His grey hair was cropped so short that at first I thought it was bald.
▪ His hair had been cropped cruelly short, and a piece of plaster covered a boil on his red, raw neck.
▪ All the signs are of threat - missing teeth, scars showing through hair cropped army-short - but there is no aggression.
▪ His full dark hair had been cropped in the barber's chair of the holding prison to a brush without lustre.
name
▪ The same names cropped up again and again.
▪ Once some one has established themselves as being the right sort of chap, then their name crops up time and again.
▪ Her name had rarely cropped up after that.
▪ We are in touch with you because your name cropped up in reports concerning the disappearance of the murdered man's wife.
▪ Jim Baxter's name would crop up more often than Ronnie Biggs.
problem
▪ It was true that a major problem had just cropped up which demanded immediate attention.
▪ This worked great for a long time, but when you hit the year 2000, all sorts of problems crop up.
▪ Where problems do crop up in the records they are often of the type that are familiar to all families with teenagers.
▪ Then problems began to crop up.
▪ The same problem will crop up again after the first conference, though less acutely since the cleaning times are reduced.
▪ Gradually, all kinds of little problems begin to crop up.
▪ There is one problem that immediately crops up here, and may be stated as follows.
▪ My job is to meet the other partners involved when problems crop up.
■ VERB
keep
▪ But I think it's too bad that it keeps cropping up all the time.
▪ The ads keep cropping up from time to time in different papers, so I assume business must be good.
▪ Why do you think these mentions of him kept cropping up over the years?
▪ Jeff had some funny lines on sleeping together and swimming lessons at school strange how Len Fairclough kept cropping up.
▪ North of Grand Forks-East Grand Forks, farmers vainly attempted to throw up earthen dikes to keep ripening crops safe.
▪ One of the best natural examples of this is the ability of the flu virus to keep cropping up in new forms.
▪ The atmosphere was restless, impatient and mad, a word that kept cropping up.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At that time one of those coincidences, which so often appear in life, cropped up.
▪ During the 1970s and 1980s, treatment centers cropped up all over the nation.
▪ Half-plate pictures, if they are well cropped before being sent out, are equally acceptable.
▪ However, business lunches may crop up from time to time - and also evening invitations which involve dining at restaurants.
▪ Nationally, nearly 50 scooter clubs have cropped up, and scooter runs are held regularly in nearly every state.
▪ Once some one has established themselves as being the right sort of chap, then their name crops up time and again.
▪ She carried a matching jacket, cropped above the waist and short-sleeved, for the Arizona nights had been unusually chilly.
▪ The same species seem to crop up repeatedly.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Crop

Crop \Crop\, v. i. To yield harvest. To crop out.

  1. (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal.

  2. To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the peculiarities of an author crop out.

    To crop up, to sprout; to spring up; to appear suddenly. ``Cares crop up in villas.``
    --Beaconsfield.

Crop

Crop \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, Ir. & Gael. sgroban. Cf. Croup, Crupper, Croup.]

  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. [Obs.] ``Crop and root.''
    --Chaucer.

  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.

    Lab'ring the soil, and reaping plenteous crop, Corn, wine, and oil.
    --Milton.

  4. Grain or other product of the field while standing.

  5. Anything cut off or gathered.

    Guiltless of steel, and from the razor free, It falls a plenteous crop reserved for thee.
    --Dryden.

  6. Hair cut close or short, or the act or style of so cutting; as, a convict's crop.

  7. (Arch.) A projecting ornament in carved stone. Specifically, a finial. [Obs.]

  8. (Mining.)

    1. Tin ore prepared for smelting.

    2. Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface.
      --Knight.

  9. A riding whip with a loop instead of a lash.

    Neck and crop, altogether; roughly and at once. [Colloq.]

Crop

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.

    I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one.
    --Ezek. xvii. 2

  2. 2. Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.

    Death . . . .crops the growing boys.
    --Creech.

  3. To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.

  4. to cut off an unnecessary portion at the edges; -- of photographs and other two-dimensional images; as, to crop her photograph up to the shoulders.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
crop

Old English cropp "bird's craw," also "head or top of a sprout or herb." The common notion is "protuberance." Cognate with Old High German kropf, Old Norse kroppr. Meaning "harvest product" is c.1300, probably through the verbal meaning "cut off the top of a plant" (c.1200).

crop

"cut off the top of a plant," c.1200, from crop (n.). The general meaning of "to cut off" is mid-15c. Related: Cropped; cropping. Women's fashion crop top is attested from 1984.

Wiktionary
crop

Etymology 1 n. 1 A plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder(,) or fuel or for any other economic purpose. 2 The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants. 3 A group, cluster or collection of things occurring at the same time. 4 The lashing end of a whip 5 An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop. 6 A rocky outcrop. 7 The act of #Verb. 8 A short haircut. 9 (context anatomy English) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (and some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw. 10 (context architecture English) The foliate part of a finial. 11 (context archaic or dialect English) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree. 12 (context mining English) Tin ore prepared for smelting. 13 (context mining English) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant. 2 (context transitive English) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short. 3 (context transitive English) To remove the outer parts of a photograph or image in order to frame the subject better. 4 (context intransitive English) To yield harvest. 5 (context transitive English) To cause to bear a crop.

WordNet
crop
  1. n. the yield from plants in a single growing season [syn: harvest]

  2. a collection of people or things appearing together; "the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"

  3. the output of something in a season; "the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores"

  4. the stock or handle of a whip

  5. a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food [syn: craw]

  6. [also: cropping, cropped]

crop
  1. v. cut short; "She wanted her hair cropped short"

  2. prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land" [syn: cultivate, work]

  3. yield crops; "This land crops well"

  4. let feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: graze, pasture]

  5. feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn: browse, graze, range, pasture]

  6. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back]

  7. [also: cropping, cropped]

Wikipedia
Crop (implement)

A crop, sometimes called a riding crop or hunting crop, is a short type of whip without a lash, used in horse riding, part of the family of tools known as horse whips.

Crop (anatomy)

A crop (sometimes also called a croup or a craw, or ingluvies) is a thin-walled expanded portion of the alimentary tract used for the storage of food prior to digestion. This anatomical structure is found in a wide variety of animals. It has been found in birds, some non-avian dinosaurs, and in invertebrate animals including gastropods (snails and slugs), earthworms, leeches, and insects.

Crop (hairstyle)

A crop is a short hairstyle worn with the hair cut very close to the head. It is frequently sported by both men and women, though the style is usually only named as a crop when sported by a woman. Men entering the armed forces in many countries have their hair cropped during Recruit Training. In the Western world, cropping the head of a prisoner was traditionally a symbol of their subjugation and a deterrent to escape.

CROP
CROP (gene)

Cisplatin resistance-associated overexpressed protein, also known as CROP, is a human gene.

Crop (disambiguation)

A crop is a plant grown and harvested for agricultural use.

Crop may also refer to:

  • Crop (anatomy), a dilation of the esophagus that stores and softens food
  • Crop (implement), a modified whip used in horseback riding or disciplining humans (as punishment or in BDSM)
  • Crop factor, a multiplier factor in digital imaging, compared to 35mm film camera focal length
  • Crop (hairstyle), a woman's short hairstyle
  • CROP (polling firm), a Canadian polling and market research company
  • Cropping (punishment), the removal of a person's ears as a punishment
  • Cropping (animal), cutting the ears of an animal shorter, usually trimming to shape the pinnae
  • Cropping (image), to remove unwanted outer parts of an image
  • Scrapbooking, also called cropping, the creation of cards and or scrap-books in unique and creative ways as a hobby

The acronym CROP may stand for:

  • Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific
  • Church Rural Overseas Program, a former initiative of Church World Service, whose name survives in CWS' CROP Walk fundraising events
CROP (polling firm)

CROP Inc. is a Canadian polling and market research firm based in Montreal, Canada. The company was founded in 1965 by Yvan Corbeil, who saw a disconnect between Toronto-based polling firms and the realities of Quebec society.

The company's political opinion polls are often cited in Quebec news media.

Usage examples of "crop".

The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.

He had ridden out with her once in the first week, and seemed to take pride in showing her the acreage belonging to the plantation, the fields in cane and food crops, the lay of the lands along the river.

The soils of Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, that have produced hardwood timber, have unusually high adaptation to the growth of this plant, and as the snow usually covers the ground in these areas in winter, the crop may be relied upon with much certainty.

States named, it would probably be correct to say that the highest adaptation is found in New York and Pennsylvania, particularly the former, in many parts of which excellent crops are grown.

Because wanting to convince anyone that there was no Amadis in the world or any of the adventuring knights who fill the histories, is the same as trying to persuade that person that the sun does not shine, ice is not cold, and the earth bears no crops, for what mind in the world can persuade another that the story of Princess Floripes and Guy de Bourgogne is not true, or the tale of Fierabras and the Bridge of Mantible, which occurred in the time of Charlemagne, and is as true as the fact that it is now day?

For weeks agricultural experts and aeronautical scientists investigated the strange whirligig patterns left in crops flattened along a narrow strip three-quarters of a mile long.

The only way to water the crops was to somehow extract enough moisture from the airsome was available, but difficult to isolate, especially with very small natural temperature changes in the Maracandan atmosphere.

For similar reasons, the requirements, without excluding other evidence, of a chemical analysis as a condition precedent to a suit to recover damages resulting to crops from allegedly deficient fertilizers is not deemed to be arbitrary or unreasonable.

But down there, in the fields, the most common crop is a special breed of amaranth that our xenobiologist developed for us.

Rice and wheat were feeble and undependable crops here, but the amaranth is so hardy that we have to use herbicides around the fields to keep it from spreading.

He directly rushed to his field, where little green heads were already appearing, and by means of a great cloth, he managed to protect his crop.

There was neither arable land nor implements to grow anything like adequate crops.

Thanks to a chance sheltering in a dense crop of araucaria this young male had survived the tornado, suffering no worse injury than a snapped rib.

Tyler Argosy talked about the abundance of crops available, about the miracle of growing things throughout the year.

He kept an eye on things while Justin was away, but his special interest was several hundred arpents of land given over to the cultivation of Sea Island cotton, a departure from the sugarcane that was the staple crop of the plantation.