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English definition of “cash crop”

cash crop

noun [C]    
a crop that is grown mainly to be sold, rather than used by the people who grew it or those living in the area it is grown in → Compare subsistence cropProducts and producersBuying and selling in generalGroups of crop plants and economic plants
(Definition of cash crop noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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