Meaning of “manure” in the English Dictionary

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"manure" in British English

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manurenoun [ U ]

uk /məˈnjʊər/ us /məˈnʊr/


  • A plant doesn’t know whether the nitrogen it receives comes from manure or is artificial.
  • Crops were fertilized using animal manure and compost.

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

"manure" in American English

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manurenoun [ U ]

us /məˈnʊr, -ˈnjʊr/

excrement from animals, esp. horses and cattle, often used as a fertilizer (= material added to earth to help plants grow)

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