Dictionary

mulch

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
ADVERTISEMENT

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

MULCH Defined for Kids

1mulch

noun \ˈməlch\

Definition of MULCH for Kids

:  a material (as straw or bark) spread over the ground especially to protect the roots of plants from heat or cold, to keep soil moist, and to control weeds

2mulch

verb
mulchedmulch·ing

Definition of MULCH for Kids

:  to cover with mulch

Browse

5 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: mulct (noun)Previous Word in the Dictionary: mulberryAll Words Near: mulch
July 29, 2015
indomitable Hear it
incapable of being subdued or conquered
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears