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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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