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crop

1. short for riding crop
2. 
a. a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
b. a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates

crop

[kräp]
(agriculture)
A plant or animal grown for its commercial value.
(metallurgy)
Defective end portion of an ingot which is removed for scrap before rolling the ingot.
(vertebrate zoology)
A distensible saccular diverticulum near the lower end of the esophagus of birds which serves to hold and soften food before passage into the stomach.

crop, crope

A bunch of foliage worked or sculptured at the top of a spire, finial, or similar decorative member, and having a resemblance to the top of a plant.

crop

To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
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