green·​sand ˈgrēn-ˌsand How to pronounce greensand (audio)
: a sedimentary deposit that consists largely of dark greenish grains of glauconite often mingled with clay or sand

Examples of greensand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four to six weeks after planting, fertilize plants again with a slow-release fertilizer mixed into the top two inches of soil or use an organic product, such as fish emulsion, greensand, or kelp meal. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 June 2022 Use greensand for iron and other trace mineral deficiencies. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 28 June 2021 Well-prepared means to use my approach of mixing into the native soil a blend of compost, organic fertilizer, lava sand, Azomite, greensand, dry molasses and whole ground cornmeal. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 24 May 2021 This is my favorite mix, but other amendments that can be used include Magic Sand, granite sand, greensand and natural diatomaceous earth. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 25 Mar. 2020 Bonemeal is a good source of phosphorus, and kelp or greensand are organic sources of potassium. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 10 Mar. 2017 For each cubic foot of mix add 4 ounces of dolomitic limestone, 1 pound of rock phosphate or colloidal phosphate, 4 ounces of greensand, 1 pound of granite dust, and 2 ounces of blood meal. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 1 June 2017 Organic materials including compost, animal manures, blood meal or rock phosphate and greensand can be used for fertilizer as well., 13 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greensand was in 1699

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“Greensand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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