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"subsistence crop" in British English

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subsistence cropnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​crop that ​peoplegrow to use or ​eat themselves, ​rather than to ​sell
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(Definition of subsistence crop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subsistence cropnoun [C]

uk   us   NATURAL RESOURCES, ECONOMICS
a ​crop that ​peoplegrow to use or eat themselves in ​order to ​keep alive, rather than to ​sell for ​profit: The outlying ​farmersproducefood for ​urbanmarkets as well as ​subsistencecrops.
(Definition of subsistence crop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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