Definition of Cash crop

1. Noun. A readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco).

Generic synonyms: Crop

Definition of Cash crop

1. Noun. (agriculture) Any crop that is grown for sale rather than for personal food or for feeding to livestock ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cash Crop

cash account
cash advance
cash bar
cash basis
cash box
cash boxes
cash card
cash cow
cash cows
cash crop (current term)
cash crops
cash desk
cash dispenser
cash dispensers
cash equivalent
cash flow
cash flows
cash game
cash games
cash in
cash in hand
cash in on
cash in one's chips
cash instrument

Literary usage of Cash crop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Income and Nutritional Effects of the Commercialization of Agriculture in by Eileen T. Kennedy, Bruce Cogill (1987)
"RESEARCH DESIGN AND SURVEY METHODS The appropriate role of export crop or cash crop production in many developing countries is a politically volatile ..."

2. Smoking & Health in the Americas: A 1992 Report of the Surgeon General, in by DIANE Publishing Company, Louis W. Sullivan (1995)
"The Emergence of the Cigarette, 1492-1900 Tobacco as a cash crop Europeans ... Tobacco, a much- needed cash crop for the struggling Jamestown settlement, ..."

3. Sources of Income Inequality and Poverty in Rural Pakistan by Jane J. He, Richard H. Adams (1995)
"This analysis shows that while income from a leading cash crop ... For a useful review of the cash crop literature, see Maxwell and Fernando 1989. ..."

4. Gender, Land, and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes by Verma, Ritu (2001)
"Similar to tea, this cash crop allows women to exert control over the proceeds of their ... Simply put, very few farmers continue to grow this cash crop. ..."

5. Irrigation Technology and Commercialization of Rice in the Gambia: Effects by Joachim Von Braun, Detlev Puetz, Patrick Webb (1989)
"This traditional cash crop—reduced in area and output due to labor reallocation to rice—is more of a subsistence food crop in such households, ..."

6. Successful Farming; a Ready Reference on All Phases of Agriculture for by Frank Duane Gardner (1916)
"In nearly every region there is one cash crop or sometimes several that pay ... A crop that is of low value as a cash crop may be grown particularly for the ..."

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