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Definition of "manure" []

  • Material, especially barnyard or stable dung, often with discarded animal bedding, used to fertilize soil. (noun)
  • To fertilize (soil) by applying material such as barnyard dung. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "manure" in a sentence
  • "“It will be seen from the above figures that _rotted manure contains more soluble phosphate of lime than fresh manure_."
  • "Teas made of nettle and other plants are sprayed on the vines, and manure is used in lieu of fertilizers."
  • "I produce around 200 tons of compost a year with our grape pummace and yeast lees (leftovers from pressing grapes and fermentation) by mixing it 50/50 with certified organic cow manure from a local dairy."