food crop

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food crop (plural food crops)

  1. A crop raised for human consumption, such as wheat or rice.
    • 2008 April 15, Terry Wade, “As other staples soar, potatoes break new ground” (news article), Reuters,
      The potato is already the world's third most-important food crop after wheat and rice. Corn, which is widely planted, is mainly used for animal feed.

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