Neck and crop
Crop Crop (kr[o^]p), n. [OE. crop, croppe, craw, top of a plant, harvest, AS. crop, cropp, craw, top, bunch, ear of corn; akin to D. krop craw, G. kropf, Icel. kroppr hump or bunch on the body, body; but cf. also W. cropa, croppa, crop or craw of a bird, Ir. & Gael. sgroban. Cf. {Croup}, {Crupper}, {Croup}.] 1. The pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of birds, serving as a receptacle for food; the craw. [1913 Webster]

2. The top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of a plant or tree. [Obs.] ``Crop and root.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Lab'ring the soil, and reaping plenteous crop, Corn, wine, and oil. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Grain or other product of the field while standing. [1913 Webster]

5. Anything cut off or gathered. [1913 Webster]

Guiltless of steel, and from the razor free, It falls a plenteous crop reserved for thee. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. Hair cut close or short, or the act or style of so cutting; as, a convict's crop. [1913 Webster]

7. (Arch.) A projecting ornament in carved stone. Specifically, a finial. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

8. (Mining.) (a) Tin ore prepared for smelting. (b) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

9. A riding whip with a loop instead of a lash. [1913 Webster]

{Neck and crop}, altogether; roughly and at once. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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