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See definition of humus on Dictionary.com
  • as incompost
  • as indressing
  • as inearth
  • as infertilizer

synonyms for humus

  • fertilizer
  • leaf mold
  • soil conditioner
  • compost
  • manure
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How to use humus in a sentence

The particular phenomena of vegetation also afford abundant evidence that humus cannot be the only source of carbon.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
It did not notice Forrester scurrying away in the shape of an ant through the leaves and thick humus of the jungle floor.
PAGAN PASSIONSGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
The generation of the humus-acids is probably hastened during the digestion of the many half-decayed leaves which worms consume.
THE ONTARIO READERS: THE HIGH SCHOOL READER, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
The upper few inches of soil is humus rich in organic matter; below this is clay.
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE RAINFORESTS OF SOUTHERN EL PETEN, GUATEMALAWILLIAM E. DUELLMAN
See that the soil contains enough humus or vegetable mold to make it rich and to enable it to hold moisture.
THE PRACTICAL GARDEN-BOOKC. E. HUNN
And besides they supply this same soil with a great deal of humus—the grass that they use for bedding.
THE ADVENTURES OF A GRAIN OF DUSTHALLAM HAWKSWORTH
This amount probably will permit fertilizers and tillage to make their full return in heavy sods that will provide humus.
RIGHT USE OF LIME IN SOIL IMPROVEMENTALVA AGEE
The black soils of the woods, swamps and prairies, contain large amounts of humus.
THE FIRST BOOK OF FARMINGCHARLES L. GOODRICH
Humus soil absorbs the rain as readily as the sand and holds it with a firmer grip than clay.
THE FIRST BOOK OF FARMINGCHARLES L. GOODRICH
The nitrogen exists largely in the humus of the soil and it is only as the humus decays that the nitrogen is made available.
THE FIRST BOOK OF FARMINGCHARLES L. GOODRICH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HUMUS

  • fertilizer
  • humus
  • leaf mold
  • soil conditioner
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