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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mixture of decaying vegetation and manure v. - Convert to a pile of rotting vegetation.

Usage examples (40)
  • compost organic debris
  • Some say that adding manure to your organic gardening compost is a positive.
  • There have been claims of volunteer tomatoes growing in compost, that sound promising.
  • The compost is of a nice rich consistency with tiny bits of shells visible in the mix. for more
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  • "Composed" is the past tense of compose, "composite" is something made up of separate elements or pieces, "compost" is a mixture of vegetable materials decomposing to make fertilizer, while a "compote" is a dessert composed of several cooked fruits.
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