- A growing crop plowed under and mixed with the soil to provide organic matter and fertility.
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green manure — n. 1. a crop of plants, as clover, plowed under while still green to fertilize the soil 2. fresh manure … English World dictionary
green manure — green′ manure′ n. 1) agr. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil 2) manure that has not undergone decay • Etymology: 1835–45 … From formal English to slang
Green manure — In agriculture, a green manure is a type of cover crop grown primarily to add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Typically, a green manure crop is grown for a specific period, and then plowed under and incorporated into the soil. Green… … Wikipedia
green manure — noun a growing crop that is plowed under to enrich soil • Hypernyms: ↑manure * * * ˌgreen maˈnure f13 [green manure] noun uncountable … Useful english dictionary
green manure — noun Date: 1842 an herbaceous crop (as clover) plowed under while green to enrich the soil • green manure transitive verb … New Collegiate Dictionary
green-manure — transitive verb see green manure … New Collegiate Dictionary
green-manure — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to fertilize with green manure … Useful english dictionary
green manure — /grin məˈnjuə/ (say green muh nyoohuh) noun 1. a green crop, especially clover and other nitrogen fixing plants, ploughed into the soil for fertiliser. 2. manure which has not undergone decay … Australian English dictionary
green manure — Agric. 1. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil. 2. manure that has not undergone decay. [1835 45] * * * Crop grown and plowed under for its beneficial effects to the soil and… … Universalium
green manure — plants grown for ploughing into the bed of s dried up pond as fertiliser for when the pond is refilled … Dictionary of ichthyology
green manure — noun A crop that is ploughed into the soil to improve its fertility … Wiktionary