- a substance or preparation for killing plants, especially weeds.
Origin of herbicide
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Examples from the Web for herbicide
The most widely planted type of biotech crop is engineered to withstand application of an herbicide to kill nearby weeds.The Stealth Threat to the World's Food Supply
August 11, 2009
Bags of fertilizer can be put on display, as can vials of penicillin, and jars of herbicide.
- a chemical that destroys plants, esp one used to control weeds
Word Origin and History for herbicide
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