What is crop?

  • (verb): Feed as in a meadow or pasture.
    Synonyms: browse, graze, range, pasture
    See also — Additional definitions below

Crop

A crop is a volunteered or cultivated plant (any plant) whose produce is harvested by man at some point of its growth stage. plants which have not been cultivated but whose produce are harvested, are not really classified as crops the same goes for plants which have been planted are are never harvested. flowers are classified as crops because when it has been cultivated, its harvesting also include the aesthetic purpose it serves. Crops refer to plants that are grown on a large scale for food, clothing, and other human uses. They are non-animal species or varieties grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder, fuel or for any other economic purpose (for example, for use as dyes, medicinal, and cosmetic use).

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Some articles on crop:

Crop Diversity
... Crop diversity is the variance in genetic and phenotypic characteristics of plants used in agriculture ... Crops may vary in seed size, branching pattern, in height, flower color, fruiting time, or flavor ... nutritional qualities, preparation and cooking techniques, and of course how a crop tastes ...
Crop
... A crop is a volunteered or cultivated plant (any plant) whose produce is harvested by man at some point of its growth stage ... have not been cultivated but whose produce are harvested, are not really classified as crops the same goes for plants which have been planted are are never ... flowers are classified as crops because when it has been cultivated, its harvesting also include the aesthetic purpose it serves ...
Salicornia Bigelovii - Uses
... This plant is gaining scientific attention for its potential to serve as an oil crop that can be grown in desert environments and maintained with water containing high levels of salts ... grows in saltwater, it can be irrigated with seawater, making it a potential crop for landscapes that can support few other crop plants ...
Lillian Colton
... Colton (1911 – March 20, 2007) was a crop artist whose work, usually portraits of public figures made from agricultural products such as wild rice, hay and timothy seeds glued to cardboard, has been ... She didn't start as a crop artist until later in her life ... Colton first entered Crop Art at the State Fair in 1966 and won nine best-of-show Purple ribbons in eleven years ...
Living Sculpture - Creative Mowing and Crop Art
... Crop artists plan in advance on paper, and often work with farmers, special equipment, and a diversity of crops to create multi-acre masterpieces that are viewed from the air and are captured via photographs ... Stan Herd is a renowned Crop artist ...

More definitions of "crop":

  • (noun): The stock or handle of a whip.
  • (noun): The yield from plants in a single growing season.
    Synonyms: harvest
  • (noun): A collection of people or things appearing together.
    Example: "The annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"
  • (noun): A pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food.
    Synonyms: craw
  • (verb): Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow.
    Synonyms: graze, pasture
  • (verb): Cut short.
    Example: "She wanted her hair cropped short"
  • (noun): The output of something in a season.
    Example: "The latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores"
  • (verb): Yield crops.
    Example: "This land crops well"

Famous quotes containing the word crop:

    Droll thing life is—that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself—that comes too late—a crop of unextinguishable regrets.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)

    And, by the way, who estimates the value of the crop which nature yields in the still wilder fields unimproved by man? The crop of English hay is carefully weighed, the moisture calculated, the silicates and the potash; but in all dells and pond-holes in the woods and pastures and swamps grows a rich and various crop only unreaped by man.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Spirit of her I love,
    Whispering to me,
    Stories of sweet visions, as I rove,
    Here stop, and crop with me
    Sweet flowers that in the still hour grew,
    John Clare (1793–1864)