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

  • n. Human excrement collected for use as fertilizer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Human faeces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. human excrement; -- so called because in cities it is collected by night and carried away for manure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The contents of privies, etc. (generally removed in the night), employed as a manure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. human excreta used as fertilizer


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