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outcrop (n.)

1805, in geology, "exposure of rocks at the surface," from out- + crop (n.) in its sense of "sprout, head."

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Definitions of outcrop
1
outcrop (v.)
appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground;
Big boulders outcropped
2
outcrop (n.)
the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land;
Synonyms: outcropping / rock outcrop
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