blacklight trap

noun

black·​light trap ˈblak-ˌlīt- How to pronounce blacklight trap (audio)
: a trap for insects that uses a form of black light perceptible to particular insects as an attractant

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blacklight trap was in 1953

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“Blacklight trap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blacklight%20trap. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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