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See also: Mulch
Probably from Middle English melsche, molsh (“soft”), from Old English melsc, milisc (“mellow; mild; sweet”, literally “honeyed”), probably from Proto-Germanic *mili (“honey”). Compare Icelandic milska (“a honeyed beverage”).
- (agriculture, horticulture) Any material used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture.
- An organic mulch is a mulch made of natural substances such as leaves or grass clippings.
- (countable, agriculture) A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.
shredded matter for covering the soil
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- (agriculture) To apply mulch.
- Mulch your vegetable garden to retain moisture and keep weeds down.
- (agriculture) To turn into mulch.
- I decided to mulch the grass clippings.