noun sil·vex \ˈsil-ˌveks\

Definition of SILVEX

:  a toxic selective herbicide C9H7Cl3O3 formerly used in controlling woody plants

Origin of SILVEX

probably from Latin silva wood + English exterminator
First Known Use: 1961


Next Word in the Dictionary: silvicalPrevious Word in the Dictionary: silvery spleenwortAll Words Near: silvex
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears