green manure
noun Date: 1842 an herbaceous crop (as clover) plowed under while green to enrich the soil • green-manure transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • green manure — n. 1. a crop of plants, as clover, plowed under while still green to fertilize the soil 2. fresh manure …   English World dictionary

  • green manure — green′ manure′ n. 1) agr. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil 2) manure that has not undergone decay • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Green manure — In agriculture, a green manure is a type of cover crop grown primarily to add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Typically, a green manure crop is grown for a specific period, and then plowed under and incorporated into the soil. Green… …   Wikipedia

  • green manure — noun a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soil • Hypernyms: ↑manure * * * ˌgreen maˈnure f13 [green manure] noun uncountable …   Useful english dictionary

  • green-manure — transitive verb see green manure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • green-manure — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to fertilize with green manure …   Useful english dictionary

  • green manure — /grin məˈnjuə/ (say green muh nyoohuh) noun 1. a green crop, especially clover and other nitrogen fixing plants, ploughed into the soil for fertiliser. 2. manure which has not undergone decay …   Australian English dictionary

  • green manure — Agric. 1. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil. 2. manure that has not undergone decay. [1835 45] * * * Crop grown and plowed under for its beneficial effects to the soil and… …   Universalium

  • green manure — plants grown for ploughing into the bed of s dried up pond as fertiliser for when the pond is refilled …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • green manure — noun A crop that is ploughed into the soil to improve its fertility …   Wiktionary

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