American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A protective covering, usually of organic matter such as leaves, straw, or peat, placed around plants to prevent the evaporation of moisture, the freezing of roots, and the growth of weeds.
- v. To cover or surround with mulch.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See mulsh.
- n. uncountable, agriculture Shredded vegetable (or occasionally mineral) matter used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture.
- n. countable, agriculture A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.
- v. agriculture To apply mulch.
- v. agriculture To turn into mulch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Half-rotten straw, or any similar light, porous, organic substance strewn on the ground, as over the roots of plants, to protect from heat, drought, etc., and to hinder weed growth and preserve moisture.
- v. To cover or dress with mulch.
- v. cover with mulch
- n. a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
- Probably from Middle English melsche, molsh ("soft"), from Old English melsc, milisc ("mellow, mild"). (Wiktionary)
- Probably from Middle English melsche, molsh, soft, from Old English melsc, mellow, mild; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The rubber mulch is far better than the grass in the ground.”
“Incompletely extinguished cigarettes may smolder in mulch, leaves or potting soil until a breeze causes ignition, Teevan said.”
“Whilst my boys were having a good ole 'time up on the roof, I was doing what I do best - unloading mulch from the WTMC.”
“Quokka - just put a water lily on top pf the dead rats and call it mulch”
“And I am still not done, the mulch is too thin, although at least I have the hoe and a shovel now.”
“I'm here to tell you today that FIVE and a half yards, total, of mulch is a LOT of much.”
“Seems the lady believes the old saying should be, "Whiskey's for drinkin ', but mulch is for fightin'.”
“I wonder if it's that rubber mulch, which is kind of a red color.”
“We must, therefore, set out a fourth plot alongside the others, cover it with straw or cut grass (a cover like this is called a mulch), and take the temperature there.”
“The mulch is a covering of material that does not readily permit the escape of water.”
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