crop circle
noun Date: 1988 a geometric and especially a circular pattern of flattened stalks in a field of grain now usually attributed to natural phenomena or to the work of hoaxers trying to create the impression of a visit by extraterrestrial beings

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  • crop circle — ► NOUN ▪ an area of standing crops which has been flattened in the form of a circle or other pattern by unexplained means …   English terms dictionary

  • crop circle — crop .circle n a pattern that appeared in British farm fields, which some people believe were made by creatures from another world …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Crop circle — For the irrigation method that produces circular fields of crops, see center pivot irrigation. A 780 ft (240 m) crop circle in the form of a double (six sided) triskelion composed of 409 circles. Milk Hill, England, 2001 A crop circle… …   Wikipedia

  • Crop Circle — Agroglyphe Un agroglyphe (ici de type “fractale”). Un agroglyphe, parfois nommé cercle de culture ou cercle de récolte, est un motif réalisé dans un champ de blé ou d autres céréales par flexion des épis afin de représenter diverses formes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crop circle — Agroglyphe Un agroglyphe (ici de type “fractale”). Un agroglyphe, parfois nommé cercle de culture ou cercle de récolte, est un motif réalisé dans un champ de blé ou d autres céréales par flexion des épis afin de représenter diverses formes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crop circle — noun : a geometric and especially circular pattern in a field of grain giving the appearance of having been made by systematically flattening the stalks and now usually attributed to natural phenomena or to the work of hoaxers or pranksters… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crop circle — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crop circle : singular crop circle plural crop circles a part of a field where the crops have been pushed flat in the shape of a circle. Some people think that these are caused by aliens …   English dictionary

  • crop circle — (also corn circle) n [often pl] an area in a field where parts of the crop have been made flat. The area is round or in other shapes and patterns. Crop circles began to appear in Britain in the 1980s. Some people think that they are made by… …   Universalium

  • crop circle — noun An area in a field of crops where the stalks have been flattened into a circle or other geometric shape. Syn: corn circle …   Wiktionary

  • crop circle — noun an area of standing crops which has been flattened in the form of a circle or more complex pattern by an unexplained agency …   English new terms dictionary

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