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[n] a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
[n] the stock or handle of a whip
[n] the yield from plants in a single growing season
[v] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
[v] as of hair; "She wanted her hair cropped short"
[v] feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
[v] let (animals) feed in a field or pasture or meadow
[v] yield crops, of land; "This land crops well"
[v] prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"

Misc. Definitions

\Crop\ (kr?p), n. [OE. crop, croppe, craw, top of a plant, harvest, AS. crop, cropp, craw, top, bunch, ear of corn; akin to D. krop craw, G. kropf, Icel. kroppr hump or bunch on the body, body; but cf. also W. cropa, croppa, crop or craw of a bird, Ir. & Gael. sgroban. Cf. {Croup}, {Crupper}, {Croup}.]
1. The pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of birds, serving as a receptacle for food; the craw.
2. The top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of a plant or tree. [Obs.] ``Crop and root.'' --Chaucer.
3. That which is cropped, cut, or gathered from a single felld, or of a single kind of grain or fruit, or in a single season; especially, the product of what is planted in the earth; fruit; harvest. Lab'ring the soil, and reaping plenteous crop, Corn, wine, and oil. --Milton.
4. Grain or other product of the field while standing.
5. Anything cut off or gathered. Guiltless of steel, and from the razor free, It falls a plenteous crop reserved for thee. --Dryden.
6. Hair cut close or short, or the act or style of so cutting; as, a convict's crop.
7. (Arch.) A projecting ornament in carved stone. Specifically, a finial. [Obs.]
8. (Mining.) (a) Tin ore prepared for smelting. (b) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface. --Knight.
9. A riding whip with a loop instead of a lash. {Neck and crop}, altogether; roughly and at once. [Colloq.]
\Crop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cropped} (kr?pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cropping}.]
1. To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap. I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one. --Ezek. xvii. 2
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2. Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest. Death . . . .crops the growing boys. --Creech.
3. To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.
\Crop\, v. i. To yield harvest. {To crop out}. (a) (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal. (b) To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the peculiarities of an author crop out. {To crop up}, to sprout; to spring up. ``Cares crop up in villas.`` --Beaconsfield.

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