cash crop

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cash crop

n.
A crop, such as tobacco, grown for direct sale rather than for livestock feed.

cash crop

n
(Agriculture) a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence

cash′ crop′


n.
any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.cash crop - a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)cash crop - a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco)
crop - a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
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It is argued that the forced expansion of the area under cultivation and the change from foodgrains to cash-crops - mainly cotton, sugar-cane,and indigo - increased for a short time the amount of rent collected.
Taking his material from the records of seven districts of the Ganges-Jumna Doab, he provides a study of the ecological consequences of the extension of cash-crop cultivation, which was forced upon the peasants in the first half of the 19th century, causing environmental changes severely affecting the inhabitants of the area.