Meaning of “cash crop” in the English Dictionary

business-english dictionary

"cash crop" in British English

See all translations

cash cropnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæʃ ˌkrɒp/ us /ˈkæʃ ˌkrɑːp/

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

(Definition of “cash crop” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cash crop" in Business English

See all translations

cash cropnoun [ C ]

uk us

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.

(Definition of “cash crop” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)