cash crop

noun
a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)
Hypernyms: ↑crop

* * *

noun
: a crop produced or gathered primarily for the market and readily salable (as cotton, tobacco, or vegetables)

* * *

1. any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton.
2. a crop for direct sale in a market, as distinguished from a crop for use as livestock feed or for other purposes.
[1865-70, Amer.]

* * *

cash crop noun
A crop intended for sale, not for consumption by the producer
• • •
Main Entry:cash

* * *

cash crop UK US noun [countable] [singular cash crop plural cash crops]
a crop that farmers grow so that they can sell it, rather than using it themselves
Thesaurus: crop farminghyponym

* * *

cash crop,
a crop grown for sale, rather than for consumption on the farm: »

Wheat, cotton, and tobacco are cash crops (John Gunther).

* * *

n. a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower
Derivatives:
cash cropping n.

* * *

noun, pl ⋯ crops [count]
: a crop (such as tobacco or cotton) that is grown to be sold rather than for use by the farmer

* * *

ˈcash crop [cash crop cash crops] noun
a crop grown for selling, rather than for use by the person who grows it

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cash crop — ➔ crop * * *    A crop grown for sale is a cash crop, whereas a crop grown for food is a subsistence crop. * * * cash crop UK US noun [C] ► COMMERCE a crop (= a plant ) grown by someone to sell rather than to eat or use themselves: »Rice is now… …   Financial and business terms

  • cash crop — cash crop, cash crop production A cash crop is a horticultural product that is grown exclusively for sale on a money market, rather than for subsistence or barter. Cash crop production may entail monoculture (the production of a single crop for… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • cash crop — cash crops N COUNT A cash crop is a crop that is grown in order to be sold. Cranberries have become a major cash crop …   English dictionary

  • cash crop — n a crop grown in order to be sold rather than to be used by the people growing it →subsistence crop at ↑subsistence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cash crop — cash ,crop noun count a crop that farmers grow so that they can sell it, rather than using it themselves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cash crop — cash′ crop′ n. agr. any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cash crop — ► NOUN ▪ a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower …   English terms dictionary

  • cash crop — n. a crop grown by a farmer primarily for sale to others rather than for his or her own use …   English World dictionary

  • Cash crop — For the Rascalz album, see Cash Crop (album) …   Wikipedia

  • cash crop — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cash crop : singular cash crop plural cash crops a crop that farmers grow so that they can sell it, rather than using it themselves …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.