crop circle

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crop circle

n.
A usually circular pattern or group of patterns occurring in a field as the result of the flattening of the stems of grain or other crops, often as a prank to claim extraterrestrial or paranormal origin.
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crop circle

n
(Agriculture) any of various patterns, usually wholly or partly consisting of ring shapes, formed by the unexplained flattening of cereals growing in a field
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But if crop circles are mere artistic pranks, why have some British and American scientists spent decades studying cereology, the crop-circle phenomenon?