side-dress

verb
\ ˈsīd-ˌdres How to pronounce side-dress (audio) \
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

Definition of side-dress

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

First Known Use of side-dress

1891, in the meaning defined above

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3 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Side-dress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side-dress. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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