side-dress

verb
\ˈsīd-ˌdres \
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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