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[noun out-krop; verb out-krop] /noun ˈaʊtˌkrɒp; verb ˌaʊtˈkrɒp/


something that emerges suddenly or violently in the manner of an outcrop; outbreak:
an outcrop of student demonstrations.
verb (used without object), outcropped, outcropping.
to crop out, as strata.
noun (ˈaʊtˌkrɒp)
part of a rock formation or mineral vein that appears at the surface of the earth
an emergence; appearance
verb (intransitive) (ˌaʊtˈkrɒp) -crops, -cropping, -cropped
(of rock strata, mineral veins, etc) to protrude through the surface of the earth
another word for crop out

1805, in geology, “exposure of rocks at the surface,” from out + crop (n.) in its sense of “sprout, head.”
An area of visible bedrock that is not covered with soil.


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