bonemeal one"meal` n. ground bones, used as a fertilizer or as a component in animal feed; -- it is high in phosphate content. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • bonemeal — ► NOUN ▪ ground bones used as a fertilizer …   English terms dictionary

  • bonemeal — noun Date: 1850 crushed or ground bone used especially as fertilizer or feed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bonemeal — bone meal n. A substance made of crushed and coarsely ground bones that is used as a plant fertilizer and in animal feed. * * * …   Universalium

  • bonemeal — bone|meal also bone meal [ˈbəunmi:l US ˈboun ] n [U] a substance used to feed plants that is made of crushed bones …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bonemeal — see bone meal …   English dictionary

  • bonemeal — noun crushed or ground bones used as a fertilizer …   English new terms dictionary

  • bonemeal — /ˈboʊnmil/ (say bohnmeel) noun bones ground to a coarse powder, used as a fertiliser or animal feed …   Australian English dictionary

  • bonemeal — noun fertilizer made of ground bones (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑organic, ↑organic fertilizer, ↑organic fertiliser …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone meal — is a mixture of crushed and coarsely ground bones that is used as an organic fertilizer for plants and formerly in animal feed. As a slow release fertilizer, bone meal is primarily used as a source of phosphorus.Bone meal once was often used as a …   Wikipedia

  • feed — feedable, adj. /feed/, v., fed, feeding, n. v.t. 1. to give food to; supply with nourishment: to feed a child. 2. to yield or serve as food for: This land has fed 10 generations. 3. to provide as food. 4. to furnish for consumption. 5. to… …   Universalium

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