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Part of Dutch crop that's left I fed to sheep (5)


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'part of dutch crop' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both plants as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'left i fed to sheep' is the wordplay.
'left' becomes 'l' (common abbreviation).
'fed to' indicates putting letters inside.
'sheep' becomes 'tup' (tup is a kind of sheep).
'li' going inside 'tup' is 'TULIP'.

'that's' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for tulip that I've seen before include "Plant of the lily family with a single showy flower" , "Plant, it's name shares an origin with turban" , "Popular garden flower from Amsterdam?" , "Flower of the Netherlands" , "cause of mania once" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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