cash crop

cash crop cash crop crop

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   A crop grown for sale is a cash crop, whereas a crop grown for food is a subsistence crop.

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cash crop UK US noun [C]
COMMERCE a crop (= a plant ) grown by someone to sell rather than to eat or use themselves: »

Rice is now the main cash crop of nine-tenths of the farmers in Punjab.

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a lucrative/valuable cash crop


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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