variants or sidedress or side dress
side-dressed or sidedressed or side dressed; side-dressing or sidedressing or side dressing; side-dresses or sidedresses or side dresses

transitive verb

: to place or apply plant nutrients on or in the soil near the roots of (a growing crop)
These plants are heavy feeders, and will also need to be side-dressed with applications of fertilizer after four weeks of growth.Anne Moyer Halpin

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of side-dress was in 1891

Dictionary Entries Near side-dress

Cite this Entry

“Side-dress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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