noun \ˈməlch\

: a material (such as straw, leaves, or small pieces of wood) that is spread over the ground in a garden to protect the plants or help them grow and to stop weeds from growing

Full Definition of MULCH

:  a protective covering (as of sawdust, compost, or paper) spread or left on the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion, control weeds, enrich the soil, or keep fruit (as strawberries) clean
mulch transitive verb

Examples of MULCH

  1. She spread some mulch around the plants.

Origin of MULCH

perhaps irregular from English dialect melch soft, mild
First Known Use: 1657

Rhymes with MULCH


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