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Etymology

Old English cropp ‘head or top of a sprout or herb’.

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Noun

Singular
crop

Plural
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  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
  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 cropping.
  8. A short haircut.
  9. (archaic or Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  10. (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 crop. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’ (Norton 2005 p.221)
  11. (architecture) the foliate part of a finial.

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Verb

Infinitive
to crop

Third person singular
crop

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to crop (third-person singular simple present crop, present participle p, simple past and past participle 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.

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