crop /ˈkrɑp/ 名詞
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.”
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.
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 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. 22.
2. Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.
Death . . . .crops the growing boys.
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; to appear suddenly. “Cares crop up in villas.”
n 1: the yield from plants in a single growing season [syn: harvest]
2: a collection of people or things appearing together; "the
annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"
3: the output of something in a season; "the latest crop of
fashions is about to hit the stores"
4: the stock or handle of a whip
5: a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles
a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
v 1: cut short; "She wanted her hair cropped short"
2: prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
[syn: cultivate, work]
3: yield crops; "This land crops well"
4: let feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: graze, pasture]
5: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
browse, graze, range, pasture]
6: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the
plants in the garden" [syn: snip, clip, trim, lop,
dress, prune, cut back]
[also: cropping, cropped]