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noun crop pronunciation in British English /krɒp/
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pluralcrops
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  1. 1
    [countable] a plant grown for food, usually on a farm
    That year, crop failure led to widespread famine.
    They’re all out planting the crops today.
    the possible health risks posed by genetically modified crops
    1. a.
      an amount of crops grown in a particular year
      a good crop of potatoes
      a bumper crop (=a very large crop): Last year we had a bumper crop of strawberries.
  2. 2
    [singular] several things that happen or are produced at the same time
    crop of: this summer’s crop of Hollywood films
    1. a.
      several people who achieve something or become known for something at the same time
      crop of: this year’s crop of rookie politicians

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