Fertilizer
Fertilizer Fer"ti*lizer, n. 1. One who fertilizes; the agent that carries the fertilizing principle, as a moth to an orchid. --A. R. Wallace. [1913 Webster]

2. That which renders fertile; a general name for commercial substances which make plants grow better, as manure, guano, phosphate of lime, ammonium nitrate, etc. [1913 Webster]


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