Share this entry

silver sand Line breaks: sil¦ver sand

Definition of silver sand in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
A fine white sand used in gardening.
Example sentences
  • Some fine washed silver sand is flung into the joint to act as a flux, to reduce excess oxygen, and then the work is hauled out again in a another shower of white sparks.
  • Plants were grown in washed silver sand in 1.0 l capacity pots.
  • Three parts of soil were mixed with one part of silver sand, followed by incorporation of a nutrient mixture and N-labelled ammonium sulfate at 5 ppm.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: iˈnäkyo͞oəs
adjective
not harmful or offensive