outcrop

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Noun[edit]

outcrop (plural outcrops)

  1. A piece of land that stands out (usually into water) from the land surrounding.
  2. A coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground.
  3. The part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.

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Verb[edit]

outcrop (third-person singular simple present outcrops, present participle outcropping, simple past and past participle outcropped)

  1. (geology, of a stratum) To come out to the surface of the ground.