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

birdlime

transitive verb

First Known Use of birdlime

15th century


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