- The definition of a cash crop is a crop grown for the purpose of selling it, rather than using or consuming it personally.
Cotton that you grow in order to sell is an example of a cash crop.
Cotton is a cash crop.
cash crop definition by Webster's New World
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a crop grown by a farmer primarily for sale to others rather than for his or her own use
cash crop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A crop, such as tobacco, grown for direct sale rather than for livestock feed.