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kharif

[kuh-reef] /kəˈrif/
noun
1.
(in India) a crop sown in early summer for harvesting in the autumn.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Hindi < Arabic kharīf autumn
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Examples for kharif
  • Favorable monsoon rains encouraged kharif planting of oilseeds.
  • kharif planting conditions were less favorable for peanut and sunflower.
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kharif

/kəˈriːf/
noun
1.
(in Pakistan, India, etc) a crop that is harvested at the beginning of winter Compare rabi
Word Origin
Urdu, ultimately from Arabic kharafa to gather
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