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PLANT FOOD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plant food mean? 

PLANT FOOD (noun)
  The noun PLANT FOOD has 1 sense:

1. any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile

  Familiarity information: PLANT FOOD used as a noun is very rare.


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PLANT FOOD (noun)


Sense 1plant food [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

fertiliser; fertilizer; plant food

Hypernyms ("plant food" is a kind of...):

chemical; chemical substance (produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules)

Meronyms (substance of "plant food"):

soda niter; sodium nitrate ((NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive)

niter; nitre; potassium nitrate; saltpeter; saltpetre ((KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive)

ammonium nitrate (used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plant food"):

organic; organic fertiliser; organic fertilizer (a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter)


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