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bone meal

or bonemeal

noun, Agriculture
bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed.
Origin of bone meal
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When you cut down severely you should give a little extra food in the shape of manure, bone-meal, or Clays Fertilizer.

    The Children's Book of Gardening Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • But he turned up the second day, smelling of violet soap and bone-meal, and he didn't sing his list of grievances, either.

    Old Gorgon Graham George Horace Lorimer
  • Some of these weak sisters I make the assistant boss of the machine-shop and some of the bone-meal mill.

    Old Gorgon Graham George Horace Lorimer
  • I fertilize my orchard with ashes and bone-meal; both are beneficial, but not necessary in good potash soils.

    The Apple Various
  • In case meat food is given, bone-meal, fed in small quantities, will form a valuable addition to their ration.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • Its factories produce nails, wire-work and other metal goods, mead and bone-meal.

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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