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1compost

noun com·post \ˈkäm-ˌpōst, especially British -ˌpäst\

: a decayed mixture of plants (such as leaves and grass) that is used to improve the soil in a garden

Full Definition of COMPOST

1
:  a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land

Origin of COMPOST

Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin compostum, from Latin, neuter of compositus, compostus, past participle of componere
First Known Use: 1587

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2compost

verb

: to change (plant materials) into compost

Full Definition of COMPOST

transitive verb
:  to convert (as plant debris) to compost
com·post·able \ˈkäm-ˌpōs-tə-bəl\ adjective
com·post·er \-tər\ noun

Examples of COMPOST

  1. We compost leaves in our backyard.

First Known Use of COMPOST

1829

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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