- crop [kräp]n.[ME croppe < OE croppa, a cluster, flower, crop of bird, hence kidney, pebble; akin to Frank * kruppa, Ger kropf, a swelling, crop of bird (basic sense “something swelling out or swollen”) < IE * gr-eu-b-, curving out < base * ger-: see CRADLE]1. a saclike enlargement of a bird's gullet or of a part of the digestive tract of earthworms and some insects, in which food is stored before digestion; craw2. any agricultural product, growing or harvested, or collected, as wheat, cotton, fruit, honey, etc.3. the yield of any product in one season or place4. a group or collection appearing together [a new crop of students]5. the entire tanned hide of an animal6. the handle or butt of a whip7. a stick with a handle at one end and a thong or tab at the other, used to direct a horse in horseback riding8. [< the v.] the act or result of cropping, esp.9.a) hair cut close to the headb) this style of haircutc) an earmark on an animal, made by clippingvt.cropped, cropping1. to cut off or bite off the tops or ends of [sheep crop grass]2. to grow or harvest as a crop3. to cause crops to grow on or in4. to cut (hair, etc.) short5. to cut short the ears, hair, etc. ofvi.1. to bear a crop or crops☆ 2. to plant or grow a crop3. to feed by cropping grass, etc.; graze——————crop out or crop up1. to appear unexpectedly2. to appear at the surface, as a rock formation at the earth's surface; outcrop
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.