Humus

Noah T

Definition

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

Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms: fertilizer, leaf mold, soil conditioner

Antonyms: herbicide, nonhumus

Word Usage

Organisms usually break down quickly into organic matter, forming humus.

Humus provides nutrients for plants and increases the ability of soil to retain water.

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Humus - the essential ingredient: Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa