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1manure

verb ma·nure \mə-ˈnr, -ˈnyr\
ma·nuredma·nur·ing

Definition of MANURE

transitive verb
1
obsolete :  cultivate
2
:  to enrich (land) by the application of manure
ma·nur·er noun

Origin of MANURE

Middle English manouren, from Anglo-French mainouverer, meinourer to till (land), construct, create, from Medieval Latin manu operare to perform manual labor, from Latin manu by hand + operari to work — more at operate
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

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

2manure

noun

: solid waste from farm animals that is used to make soil better for growing plants

Full Definition of MANURE

:  material that fertilizes land; especially :  refuse of stables and barnyards consisting of livestock excreta with or without litter
ma·nu·ri·al \-ˈn(y)r-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of MANURE

  1. a bag of cow manure
  2. fertilizers made from animal manures

First Known Use of MANURE

1532

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

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

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