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"cash crop" in British English

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cash cropnoun [C]

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a ​crop that is ​grownmainly to be ​sold, ​rather than used by the ​people who ​grew it or those ​living in the ​area it is ​grown in
(Definition of cash crop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cash cropnoun [C]

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COMMERCE a crop (= a ​plant )grown by someone to ​sell rather than to eat or use themselves: Rice is now the ​maincashcrop of nine-tenths of the ​farmers in Punjab. a lucrative/​valuablecashcrop
(Definition of cash crop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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