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bone meal

or bonemeal

noun, Agriculture.
1.
bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed.
Origin of bone meal
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
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bone meal

noun
1.
the product of dried and ground animal bones, used as a fertilizer or in stock feeds
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