|1.||part of a rock formation or mineral vein that appears at the surface of the earth|
|2.||an emergence; appearance|
|—vb , -crops, -cropping, -cropped|
|3.||(of rock strata, mineral veins, etc) to protrude through the surface of the earth|
|4.||another word for crop out|
|outcrop (out'krŏp') Pronunciation Key
An area of visible bedrock that is not covered with soil.