side-dress

verb
\ ˈsīd-ˌdres How to pronounce side-dress (audio) \
side-dressed; side-dressing; side-dresses

Definition of side-dress

transitive verb

: to place plant nutrients on or in the soil near the roots of (a growing crop)

First Known Use of side-dress

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Side-dress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side-dress. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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