bone meal
ground bones of animals and fish, high in calcium and phosphorus, and used in fish feeds and as a plant fertiliser. May pollute waters because of the high phosphorus content and so not used as extensively as in the past

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • bone meal — Agric. bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed. Also, bonemeal. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bone meal — noun Ground bones used as a slow release fertilizer, especially for bulbs …   Wiktionary

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