soilless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

soil +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

soilless (not comparable)

  1. Lacking home soil; dispossessed
    • 1910, Emma Goldman, “Anarchism: What It Really Stands For”, in Anarchism and Other Essays, edition 2005 ed., ISBN 1595479716, page 37:
      If they live in squalor, in filth, in crime, with hope and joy gone, a homeless, soilless army of human prey.
  2. Not containing soil
    • 2007 October 4, Leslie Land, “Garden Q.&A.”, New York Times:
      One popular recipe for a homemade version is two parts soilless mix like Pro-Mix and one part each vermiculite and perlite.