carbaryl

noun

car·​ba·​ryl ˈkär-bə-ˌril How to pronounce carbaryl (audio)
: a carbamate insecticide C12H11NO2 effective especially against numerous crop, forage, and forest pests

Examples of carbaryl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gardeners can also use products containing carbaryl to control larger worms. Katie Nichols Alabama Cooperative Extension System, al, 15 June 2023 If spraying is delayed and grasshoppers grow larger and more resilient, federal officials could resort to two more toxic pesticides — carbaryl and malathion, according to government documents. Matthew Brown, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2021

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Word History

Etymology

carbamate + aryl

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbaryl was in 1963

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“Carbaryl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbaryl. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

carbaryl

noun
car·​ba·​ryl ˈkär-bə-ˌril How to pronounce carbaryl (audio)
: a carbamate insecticide effective against numerous crop, forage, and forest pests see sevin

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