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crop-dusting the spraying of crops with pesticides from a low-flying airplane.
cropland land used, or that can be used, for growing crops.
cropper a person or thing that crops. [4 definitions]
crop rotation a method of breaking disease cycles and renewing the fertility of the soil by planting a succession of different crops on the same piece of land.
crop up to appear or occur unexpectedly.
croquet a lawn game in which mallets are used to drive wooden balls through wickets toward a goal.
croquette a cake or patty of minced food such as fish, usu. held together with eggs or a thick sauce, coated with bread crumbs, and fried in deep fat.
crosier a staff topped by a crook or cross, borne by or before an abbot, bishop, or archbishop as a sign of his office.
cross a symbol or structure formed by a vertical line or pole intersecting a horizontal one. [16 definitions]
crossable combined form of cross.
crossbar a bar that lies in a nonvertical position, such as a painted stripe or the horizontal bar used in pole vaulting.
crossbeam a beam that reaches from one side to the other in a structure.
crossbill a type of finch with a bill curved in such a way that the tips of the mandibles cross.
crossbones an emblem consisting of two crossed bones, often beneath a skull, used to symbolize death.
crossbow a bow mounted on a wooden stock that shoots arrows by means of a trigger mechanism.
crossbred produced by the mating of individuals belonging to different breeds or varieties. [2 definitions]
crossbreed to cause (a hybrid organism) to be produced by breeding two different varieties of the same species. [3 definitions]
cross-country directed or moving over rough ground rather than on a smooth path, track, or road. [4 definitions]
cross-country skiing the sport of skiing over fields or through woods where the terrain is relatively flat and using somewhat narrow skis that are not attached to the back of the ski boot, making it possible for skiers to lift their heels as they stride forward.
cross-cultural relating to or comparing two or more cultures. [2 definitions]
crosscurrent a current, as in a river, that moves at an angle to the main current. [2 definitions]