side-dress
transitive verb Date: circa 1939 to place plant nutrients on or in the soil near the roots of (a growing crop)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • side-dress — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb : to place plant nutrients on or in the soil near the roots of a growing crop usually beside each row and often by means of a cultivator having a fertilizer distributing attachment transitive verb : to place plant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • side-dress — /suyd dres /, v.t., side dressed, side dressing. to fertilize (growing plants) by mixing fertilizer into the soil along each row. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • side-dress — /saɪd ˈdrɛs/ (say suyd dres) verb (t) to give (plants, etc.) fertiliser by working it into the soil along the side of a row …   Australian English dictionary

  • side dressing — the fertilizer used to side dress plants. [1930 35] * * * side dressing, a fertilizer scattered on or worked shallowly into the soil near the base of a plant, especially as a supplement to that placed in the soil at planting or to overcome some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • side-dressing — noun Date: 1935 plant nutrients (as fertilizer) used to side dress a crop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • side dressing — the fertilizer used to side dress plants. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • side-dressing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the plant nutrients (as fertilizer) used to side dress a crop …   Useful english dictionary

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