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captan

[ kap-tan, -tuhn ]
/ ˈkæp tæn, -tən /
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noun
a powder, C9H8Cl3NO2S, of white to cream color, used as a fungicide on vegetables, fruits, and flowers.
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Origin of captan

First recorded in1950–55; shortening of mercaptan
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How to use captan in a sentence

  • Den it off my stomach, de captan say, and dis child heerd him.

    Hard Cash|Charles Reade
  • De captan said he take de money to dis yer branker, and den hab no more trouble wid it.

    Hard Cash|Charles Reade
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