- nounA crop grown to be sold.
Cotton is a cash crop in the South.
They raise potatoes to eat, but tobacco is their cash crop.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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