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catch crop

noun
1.
a crop that reaches maturity in a relatively short time, often planted as a substitute for a crop that has failed or at a time when the ground would ordinarily lie fallow, as between the plantings of two staple crops.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
catch cropping, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catch-cropping

catch crop

noun
1.
a quick-growing crop planted between two regular crops grown in consecutive seasons, or between two rows of regular crops in the same season
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