Crop vs Herb - What's the difference?

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As a noun crop

is a plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder or fuel or for any other economic purpose.

As a verb crop

is to remove the top end of something, especially a plant.

As a proper noun herb is

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crop

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) crop, croppe, from (etyl) crop, cropp, .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder or fuel or for any other economic purpose.
  • The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
  • A group, cluster or collection of things occurring at the same time.
  • a crop of ideas
  • The lashing end of a whip
  • An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
  • A rocky outcrop.
  • The act of .
  • A short haircut.
  • (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.
  • * XIX c. , George MacDonald, The Early Bird :
  • A little bird sat on the edge of her nest;
    Her yellow-beaks slept as sound as tops;
    Day-long she had worked almost without rest,
    And had filled every one of their gibbous crops ;
  • * 1892 , , "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", 2005 Norton edition, page 221:
  • The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its crop .
  • (architecture) The foliate part of a finial.
  • (archaic, or, dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  • (mining) Tin ore prepared for smelting.
  • (mining) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface.
  • (Knight)
    Synonyms
    * (harvest) harvest, yield * (whip used on horses) hunting crop, riding crop, whip, bat * (sense, animal's) craw (in birds)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . Literally, to take off the crop (top, head, ear) of a plant. See Etymology 1.

    Verb

    (cropp)
  • To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
  • * Bible, Ezekiel xvii. 22
  • I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one.
  • To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
  • To remove the outer parts of a photograph or image in order to frame the subject better.
  • To yield harvest.
  • To cause to bear a crop.
  • to crop a field
    Derived terms
    * outcrop * crop up

    See also

    * * *

    Anagrams

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    herb

    English

    (wikipedia herb)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food.
  • Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.
  • (slang, euphemistic) Marijuana.
  • (botany) A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
  • (obsolete) Grass; herbage.
  • * Milton
  • flocks grazing the tender herb

    Synonyms

    * (marijuana) grass, weed

    Hyponyms

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