bone meal

noun Agriculture.
bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed.
Also, bonemeal.


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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bone meal
 
n
the product of dried and ground animal bones, used as a fertilizer or in stock feeds

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The outbreak may have resulted from the feeding of scrapie-containing sheep meat-and-bone meal to cattle.
No animal derived protein, bone meal or poultry litter is included in any feed.
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