CROP, noun [G., Latin The crop of a fowl, and a crop of grain or hay are consistently the same word.]
1. The first stomach of a fowl; the craw.
2. The top or highest part of a thing; the end. [Not in use.]
3. That which is gathered; the corn, or fruits of the earth collected; harvest. The word includes every species of fruit or produce, gathered for man or beast.
4. Corn and other cultivated plants while growing; a popular use of the word.
5. Any thing cut off or gathered.
6. Hair cut close or short.
CROP, verb transitive
1. To cut off the ends of any thing; to eat off; to pull off; to pluck; to mow; to reap; as, to crop flowers, trees, or grass. Man crops trees or plants with an instrument, or with his fingers; a beast crops with his teeth.
2. To cut off prematurely; to gather before it falls.
While force our youth, like fruits, untimely crops.
CROP, verb intransitive To yield harvest. [Not in use.]