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intercrop

[v. in-ter-krop; n. in-ter-krop] /v. ˌɪn tərˈkrɒp; n. ˈɪn tərˌkrɒp/
verb (used without object), intercropped, intercropping.
1.
to grow one crop between the rows of another, as in an orchard or field.
verb (used with object), intercropped, intercropping.
2.
to grow a crop between the rows of.
noun
3.
a crop plant growing between plants of a different crop.
Also, interplant.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; inter- + crop
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Examples from the web for intercrop
  • When used as an intercrop, the predator remained in the knotweed because of floral resources and alternate prey.
  • We are trying to intercrop wheat with dry beans to reduce the use of fertilizer and protect the dry beans from frost damage.
  • Seasonal light transmission to cowpea in sorghum-cowpea intercrop.
British Dictionary definitions for intercrop

intercrop

/ˌɪntəˈkrɒp/
noun
1.
a crop grown between the rows of another crop
verb -crops, -cropping, -cropped
2.
to grow (one crop) between the rows of (another)
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