Definition of crop circle in English:

crop circle

noun

  • An area of standing crops that has been flattened in the form of a circle or more complex pattern. No general cause of crop circles has been identified although various natural and unorthodox explanations have been put forward; many of the circles are known to have been hoaxes.

    • ‘A local newspaper reported a crop circle was found nearby.’
    • ‘As the crop circle phenomenon gained momentum, formations have also been reported in Australia, South Africa, China, Russia, and many other countries, frequently in close proximity to ancient sacred sites.’
    • ‘One day a crop circle appeared in our cornfield.’
    • ‘People have reported feeling nauseous after stepping into a crop circle, only returning to normal after leaving its boundaries.’
    • ‘A crop circle in Ontario this year attracted more than 5,000 people to the site.’
    • ‘I was very disappointed by your recent crop circle story;’
    • ‘Last week I even gave a talk at a crop circle convention in Glastonbury.’
    • ‘It has been demonstrated that a crop circle can be created in less than an hour by a team of men using only a rope and stake.’
    • ‘I was taking a group of crop circle enthusiasts from London on a crop circle visit and this was the event I had chosen.’
    • ‘This close-up of a crop circle shows how the grain has been flattened to create the pattern.’
    • ‘It was his first investigation of a crop circle since becoming a volunteer.’
    • ‘A farmer claims to have witnessed the formation of a crop circle in a barley field.’
    • ‘The action starts when Graham awakens one morning to discover flattened stalks in his immense cornfields, forming a mysterious and inexplicably huge crop circle pattern.’
    • ‘With these images she offers her explanation for the crop circle phenomenon.’
    • ‘They wake one morning to discover that a crop circle has materialized in their field.’
    • ‘The first-ever crop circle formation was recorded in London, England in 1647.’
    • ‘It is the largest crop circle reported so far this year in UK.’
    • ‘On the return flight he noticed another crop circle near the one he had visited earlier in the day and swears that the new circle was not there just forty-five minutes earlier.’
    • ‘I have always been interested in the unexplained since I was a child and so I fell quite naturally into the crop circle scenario.’
    • ‘I was an eyewitness to a crop circle forming in the Netherlands in Aug. 2000.’

Pronunciation:

crop circle

/kräp ˈsərkəl/