mulch

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noun \ˈməlch\

Definition of mulch

  1. :  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 (such as strawberries) clean

mulch

transitive verb

Examples of mulch in a Sentence

  1. She spread some mulch around the plants.

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Origin and Etymology of mulch

perhaps irregular from English dialect melch soft, mild


MULCH Defined for English Language Learners

mulch

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Definition of mulch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MULCH Defined for Kids

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mulch

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noun \ˈməlch\

Definition of mulch for Students

  1. :  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


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mulch

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Definition of mulch for Students

mulched

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mulching

  1. :  to cover with mulch



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