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cover crop

noun
1.
a crop, usually a legume, planted to keep nutrients from leaching, soil from eroding, and land from weeding over, as during the winter.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for cover crop

cover crop

noun
1.
a crop planted between main crops to prevent leaching or soil erosion or to provide green manure
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