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to crop (third-person singular simple present crop, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
- A plant, especially a cereal, grown for food.
- The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
- A group, cluster or collection of things occuring at the same time.
- a crop of idea
- 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 cropping.
- A short haircut.
- (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.
- (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)
- (architecture) the foliate part of a finial.
- (harvest): harvest, yield
- (whip used on horses): hunting crop, riding crop, whip, bat
- (animal's): craw (in birds)
plant grown for food
act of cropping
part of animal’s alimentary tract
Third person singular
- (transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
- (transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
- (transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photography or image in order to frame the subject better.
to cut (hair/tail/ears) short
remove outer parts of (a photograph or image)
- Wikipedia article on the crop of an animal
- Wikipedia article on riding crops
- Wikipedia article on cropping images
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