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birdlime

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noun bird·lime \ˈbərd-ˌlīm\

Definition of birdlime

  1. 1 :  a sticky substance usually made from the bark of a holly (Ilex aquifolium) that is smeared on twigs to snare small birds

  2. 2 :  something that ensnares

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