Humus

Definition

Noun

Rich, dark organic matter formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility


Synonym

fertilizer

leaf mold

soil conditioner

Antonyms

unfertilized soil

live leaves

no nutrients

Sentences

The farmer added humus to the soil so there would be more nutrients to help the plants grow.


The gardener added grass clippings to the humus so it would increase the soils fertility even more.

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