Meaning of “dung” in the English Dictionary

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"dung" in British English

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dungnoun [ U ]

uk /dʌŋ/ us /dʌŋ/


  • Compost is like dung – full of nutrients for the soil.
  • Maybe someone you know uses elephant dung to grow their flowers or food!
  • These animals also eat grass, so their dung is good for the soil.
  • Zoos sell the dung of elephants, giraffes, and rhinoceroses to farmers.

(Definition of “dung” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dung" in American English

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dungnoun [ U ]

us /dʌŋ/

(Definition of “dung” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)