night soil

noun

Definition of night soil

: human feces used especially for fertilizing the soil

First Known Use of night soil

1721, in the meaning defined above

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“Night soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/night%20soil. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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