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A substance made of crushed and coarsely ground bones that is used as a plant fertilizer and in animal feed.
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1. (Agriculture) the product of dried and ground animal bones, used as a fertilizer or in stock feeds
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bones ground to a coarse powder, used as fertilizer or feed.
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bone mealn (fertilizer) → farina d'ossa
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