Meaning of side-dress in English:

side-dress

Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪdˌdrɛs/

verb

  • 1To dress the side of something; (Agriculture) to apply fertilizer to the ground around (a growing plant or planted seeds).

  • 2Farming
    To perform or apply a side dressing.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From side + dress, after side dressing and (in agricultural use) top-dress.