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bone meal

noun, Agriculture
bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed.
Origin of bone meal
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bone meal
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for bone meal

bone meal

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