kharif

[kuh-reef]
noun
(in India) a crop sown in early summer for harvesting in the autumn.

Origin:
1835–45; < Hindi < Arabic kharīf autumn

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kharif (kəˈriːf)
 
n
Compare rabi (in Pakistan, India, etc) a crop that is harvested at the beginning of winter
 
[Urdu, ultimately from Arabic kharafa to gather]

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Favorable monsoon rains encouraged kharif planting of oilseeds.
Kharif planting conditions were less favorable for peanut and sunflower.
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