humus

Maggie Lytle

Definition

n. rich, dark organic material formed by decay of vegetable matter, essential to soil's fertility

Synonyms

fertilizer

leaf mold

soil conditioner

Antonyms

infertile

not organic matter

Sentences

Soils rich in humus produce bountiful, healthy plants.


Farmers like to plant their crops in soil that has lots of humus so they can get the best and healthiest crop.

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Humus