Meaning of “subsistence crop” in the English Dictionary

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"subsistence crop" in British English

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subsistence cropnoun [ C ]

uk /səbˈsɪs.təns ˌkrɒp/ us /səbˈsɪs.təns ˌkrɑːp/ specialized

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

"subsistence crop" in Business English

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subsistence cropnoun [ C ]

uk us NATURAL RESOURCES, ECONOMICS

a crop that people grow to use or eat themselves in order to keep alive, rather than to sell for profit:

The outlying farmers produce food for urban markets as well as subsistence crops.

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