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noun 
  1. A plant, especially a cereal, grown for food.
  2. The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
  3. A group, cluster or collection of things occuring at the same time.
a crop of idea
  1. The lashing end of a whip
  2. An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
  3. A rocky outcrop.
  4. The act of
  1. Verb, cropping.
  2. A short haircut.
  3. (archaic, or, dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  4. (anatomy) 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.
  • 1892: The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its . " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (Norton 2005 p.221)
    1. (architecture) the foliate part of a finial.
verb (crop, p, ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
  2. (transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
  3. (transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photography or image in order to frame the subject better.
Etymology: cropp "head or top of a sprout or herb".


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