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mulch / məlch/ • n. a material (such as decaying leaves, bark, or compost) spread around or over a plant to enrich or insulate the soil. ∎  an application of such a material: regular mulches keep down annual weeds. ∎  a formless mass or pulp: a mulch of sodden brown stems. • v. [intr.] apply a mulch. ∎  [tr.] treat or cover with mulch.

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mulch, any material, usually organic, that is spread on the ground to protect the soil and the roots of plants from the effects of soil crusting, erosion, or freezing; it is also used to retard the growth of weeds. A mulch may be made of materials such as straw, sawdust, grass clippings, peat moss, leaves, or paper. For large areas under cultivation a tilled layer of soil serves the purpose of a mulch.

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mulch half-rotten straw. XVII. sb. use of mulsh adj. (XV) soft, (dial.) of ‘soft’ weather, rel. to (dial.) melsh mellow, soft, mild (XIV):- OE. mel(i)sċ, mil(i)sċ, mylsċ, f. *mel- *mul- (whence also MHG. molwic, G. mollig, etc. soft, OHG. molawēn be soft, cogn. with L. mollis tender); see -ISH1.

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mulch A loose surface soil horizon, either natural or man-made, composed of organic or mineral materials. It protects soil and plant roots from the impact of rain, temperature change, or evaporation.

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mulch A loose surface soil horizon, either natural or man-made, composed of organic or mineral materials. It protects soil and plant roots from the impact of rain, temperature change, or evaporation.

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mulch •welsh • milch • Walsh • mulch

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