From (etyl) crop, croppe, from (etyl) crop, cropp, .
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.
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 crop of ideas
- 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,
* 1892 , , "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", 2005 Norton edition, page 221:
- And had filled every one of their gibbous crops ;
(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.
- The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its crop .
) harvest, yield
* (whip used on horses
) hunting crop, riding crop, whip, bat
) craw (in birds
From (etyl) . Literally, to take off the crop (top, head, ear) of a plant. See Etymology 1.
To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
* Bible, Ezekiel xvii. 22
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.
- I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one.
- to crop a field
* crop up
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.
- flocks grazing the tender herb
* (marijuana) grass, weed
* See also