a covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth, etc.
verb (used with object)
to cover with mulch.
half-rotten vegetable matter, peat, etc, used to prevent soil erosion or enrich the soil
(transitive) to cover (the surface of land) with mulch
1650s, probably from a noun use of Middle English molsh (adj.) “soft, moist” (early 15c.), from Old English melsc, milisc “mellow, sweet,” from Proto-Germanic *mil-sk- (cf. Dutch mals “soft, ripe,” Old High German molawen “to become soft,” German mollig “soft”), from PIE root *mel- “soft” (see mild).
1802, from mulch (n.). Related: Mulched; mulching.
- Mulberry harbour
noun 1. either of two prefabricated floating harbours towed across the English Channel to the French coast for the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944
[muhl-cher] /ˈmʌl tʃər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a machine or device that cuts up grass, leaves, etc., for use as .
/ˈmʌlsɪbə/ noun 1. another name for Vulcan1
[muhlkt] /mʌlkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle. 2. to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc. 3. to punish (a person) by fine, especially for a misdemeanor. noun 4. a fine, especially for a misdemeanor. /mʌlkt/ verb (transitive) 1. to cheat or […]