Humus

Alyssa Gutierrez - 2B

Part of Speech & Definition

Noun

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

Synonyms

1. fertilizer

2. compost

3. loam

Antonyms

1. sand

2. pebbles

3. gravel

Sentences

1. Jenna learned that humus made from decayed carrots caused her tulips to grow twice as large than usual.

2. Humus can be found alongside fertilizers and soils in the gardening section of home improvement stores.

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Humus - the essential ingredient: Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa