from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Converted into humus.

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  • adj. converted to humus


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  • There is usually a peat layer which is different from that in bogs and fens because it is woody and humified rather than being derived from mosses.

    Wetland classifications

  • This gathering of useless nitrogen from the air, and making it over into plant-food cannot go on in a soil destitute of organic matter, requires in fact that vegetable remains or humified substances of some sort be present there.

    Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel

  • Tony Abbott's compost idea is not so corny IT wasn't fear of global warming that prompted farmer Cam McKellar to start producing a humified compost that captures and stores carbon in his soil. | Top Stories

  • A - predominatly mineral horizon that is mixed with humified organic material (an eluvial horizon, i.e. a source of organic material, clay, and cations to lower horizons).

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  • A period of relative abandonment was characterised by the slow build up of humified sphagnum peat and scrub carr as the lough retreated.

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