cash-crop

cash crop

noun
1.
any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton.
2.
a crop for direct sale in a market, as distinguished from a crop for use as livestock feed or for other purposes.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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cash crop
 
n
a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence

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