[kap-tan, -tuh n]


a powder, C9H8Cl3NO2S, of white to cream color, used as a fungicide on vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

Nearby words

  1. captain's mast,
  2. captaincy,
  3. captains courageous,
  4. captains of industry,
  5. captainship,
  6. captation,
  7. captcha,
  8. caption,
  9. captious,
  10. captiously

Origin of captan

First recorded in 1950–55; shortening of mercaptan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019