bone meal

or bone·meal

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noun Agriculture.

bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed.

Nearby words

  1. bone marrow,
  2. bone marrow transplant,
  3. bone marrow transplantation,
  4. bone mass,
  5. bone matrix,
  6. bone mineral density,
  7. bone of contention,
  8. bone oil,
  9. bone porcelain,
  10. bone shaker

Origin of bone meal

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for bone meal

bone meal

noun

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