Meaning of outcrop

out•crop

Pronunciation: (n.out'krop"v.out"krop'), [key]
— n., v., -cropped, -crop•ping.
—n.
    1. a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth.
    2. the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
  1. something that emerges suddenly or violently in the manner of an outcrop; outbreak: an outcrop of student demonstrations.
—v.i.
  1. to crop out, as strata.
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