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1. The act or process of gathering a crop.
a. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season.
b. The amount or measure of the crop gathered in a season.
c. The time or season of such gathering.
3. The result or consequence of an action: stuck with the harvest of a predecessor's decisions.
v. har·vest·ed, har·vest·ing, har·vests
a. To gather (a crop).
b. To take or kill (fish or deer, for example) for food, sport, or population control.
c. To extract from a culture or a living or recently deceased body, especially for transplantation: harvested bone marrow.
2. To gather a crop from (land, for example).
3. To receive or collect (energy): a turbine that harvests energy from tidal currents.
4. To receive (the benefits or consequences of an action). See Synonyms at reap.
To gather a crop.

[Middle English, from Old English hærfest; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.]

har′vest·a·ble adj.
har′vest·a·bil′i·ty n.


(Agriculture) capable of being harvested
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After 80 days from planting, the bulbs are harvestable.
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Most of these are on their fruit-bearing to harvestable stage.
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Would this require exclusion areas near the wind machines that could reduce harvestable crop yield?
Today, the harvestable gag grouper numbers have fallen but the red grouper fishing is still some of the best ever seen.
Historically, bonus depreciation on trees and vines was not allowed until the year the crop first became commercially harvestable.
Anglers desire high numbers of harvestable size fish, and fisheries managers are faced with the task of maintaining quality black crappie populations in various habitats, often under heavy exploitation (Miranda and Allen, 2000).