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allotment

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Environmental Science.

1 In the UK, a small plot of land rented by local people (usually from the local authority) on which they can cultivate food and flowers.

2 In the USA,...

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bramble

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Environmental Science.

The bramble is the bush on which the wild blackberry grows. Culinarily, a curious distinction in usage has grown up around it: when the fruit is used in pies, crumbles, tarts, etc. it is...

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compost

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Environmental Science.

A mixture of decaying organic matter, such as vegetation and manure, that is used as a fertilizer. The organic material is decomposed by aerobic saprotrophic organisms, mostly fungi and...

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conifer

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Environmental Science.

A tree or shrub that has needles and produces seeds in cones, for example pine, spruce, or fir. There are 570 species of conifer in the class Gymnospermae; most are evergreen, but a few...

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shrubbery

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Environmental Science.

A collection of shrubs that are growing together, which may have been planted.

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