birdlime

noun
bird·lime | \ ˈbərd-ˌlīm \

Definition of birdlime 

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

2 : something that ensnares

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birdlime transitive verb

First Known Use of birdlime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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