bone·​meal ˈbōn-ˌmēl How to pronounce bonemeal (audio)
: crushed or ground bone used especially as fertilizer or feed

Examples of bonemeal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add a handful of bonemeal if your soil is low in phosphorus. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 30 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bonemeal was in 1833

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“Bonemeal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: crushed or ground bone used especially as fertilizer or animal feed
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