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vegetable matter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vegetable matter matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant
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Usage

In literature:

Decaying vegetable matter seems most favorable for nourishing and preserving the virus.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Iron exists in all animal and vegetable matter, and in all soils, to some extent.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
There was the typical, low-order vegetable matter, about what we always find.
"General Max Shorter" by Kris Ottman Neville
Perhaps no country in the world contains such an amount of vegetable matter on its surface as the valley of the Amazon.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Some planters, however, prefer a soil mixed of 1/4 sand and 1/2 to 3/4 of decayed vegetable matter.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
Straw and all other kinds of vegetable matter undergo the putrid fermentation more rapidly when mixed with animal matter.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Soils found in low, swampy places are sometimes formed almost wholly of decaying vegetable matter.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Whenever vegetable matter decays, there is always a certain amount of heat generated.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
These, in the great Valley, abound with decayed vegetable matter.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Especially is this true when the general health is good, and the diet plain, and contains a full proportion of vegetable matter.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
They are mainly accumulations of vegetable matter in place.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The immensely developed flagstones of Caithness seem to owe their dark color to organic matter mainly of vegetable origin.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
In considering the matter of temperature, the rule for vegetation and for invalids will not be the same.
"Our Italy" by Charles Dudley Warner
Swamps are filled {115} by dead vegetable matter and by sand and mud washed in.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
This plateau is barren of any form of vegetable matter.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Lime-water is employed to neutralize any free acid as well as to separate the vegetable matter.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
No matter, he supposes, what vegetables he uses, so they are vegetables; nor how much he abuses himself by excess in quantity.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
On a given field, vegetal nutritive matter can be raised in larger quantities than could meat be obtained through cattle raising.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
He is unable to digest vegetable matter.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
It is a strong agent in the decomposition of vegetable matter, and is thus of much importance in preparing manures.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
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In news:

To improve the condition of the camel 's wool, Pat's team helped herders properly remove vegetative remnants, stickers and fecal matter.
The tale of the "plant hunters," farming whales, vegetable matter that rains from the sky and more.
There's just something fun about fresh seafood that doesn't apply to vegetables or meat, no matter how sustainable or local.
In 1887, US tariff laws that imposed a duty on vegetables, but not on fruits, caused the tomato's status to become a matter of legal importance.
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In science:

These acids are released by the roots of living plants, and by the decomposition of dead vegetative matter.
Luminescence of Speleothems in Italian Gypsum Caves: Preliminary Report
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