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Topic: CROPS

Language: Old English
Origin: hærfest

harvest

1 noun
     
har‧vest1
1 [uncountable and countable]TAC the time when crops are gathered from the fields, or the act of gathering them
at harvest/at harvest time
every year at harvest time
wheat/rice/grape etc harvest
It rained for the potato harvest.
2 [countable]TAC the crops that have been gathered, or the amount and quality of the crops gathered
good/bumper harvest (=a lot of crops)
Plum growers are expecting a bumper harvest this year.
poor/bad harvest (=few crops)
3

reap a harvest

to get good or bad results from your actions:
The company is now reaping the harvest of careful planning.
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