side-dress [sahyd-dres] Word Origin verb (used with object), side-dressed, side-dress·ing.

  1. to fertilize (growing plants) by mixing fertilizer into the soil along each row.

Origin of side-dress First recorded in 1965–70 British Dictionary definitions for side-dress side-dress verb

  1. (tr) to place fertilizers on or in the soil near the roots of (growing plants)

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