bonemeal

noun
bone·​meal | \ˈbōn-ˌmēl \

Definition of bonemeal 

: crushed or ground bone used especially as fertilizer or feed

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Add a handful of bonemeal if your soil is low in phosphorus. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow The Most Pie-Worthy Rhubarb Ever," 30 Mar. 2017 In the spring, before the foliage has emerged, top-dress the soil with sprinkle of bonemeal and a light mulch of compost, 2 inches (5 cm) deep. Erin Benzakein With Julie Chai, Country Living, "How to Properly Grow and Care for Peonies," 2 Mar. 2018 In the spring, before the foliage has emerged, top-dress the soil with sprinkle of bonemeal and a light mulch of compost, 2 inches (5 cm) deep. Erin Benzakein With Julie Chai, Country Living, "The Proper Care and Maintenance of the "Ultimate Queen of Spring"," 24 Feb. 2017

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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bonemeal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bonemeal

: bones that have been crushed or ground and that are added to soil to help plants grow better

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