Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion
  2. (verb, contact) cover with mulch

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Alternate forms of Mulch

Derivations: mulch

Hypernyms: cover, protection, protective cover, protective covering

Origin of the word Mulch

  1. 1650s, from M.E. molsh (adj.) "soft, moist" (early 15c.), from O.E. melsc, milisc "mellow, sweet" (cf. Du. mals "soft, ripe," O.H.G. molawen "to become soft," Ger. mollig "soft"), from PIE base *mel- "to rub, grind." As a verb, attested from 1802. Related: Mulching. more

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