car·​ba·​ryl | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌril How to pronounce carbaryl (audio) \

Definition of carbaryl

: a carbamate insecticide C12H11NO2 effective especially against numerous crop, forage, and forest pests

Examples of carbaryl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Permethrin and carbaryl are popular conventional insecticides for controlling caterpillars and other insects. Dan Gill,, "Protect tomatoes from these diseases and pests," 13 Apr. 2019 Mites can be partially controlled by carbaryl (Sevin), bifenthrin, abemectin, and or endosulfan. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Roses face a huge threat from teeny mite," 15 Dec. 2017 Spinosad, BT (both organic insecticides), carbaryl or permethrin regularly applied will keep them in check. Dan Gill,, "This week's gardening tips: apply fertilizer, add bird-netting to veggie gardens," 13 May 2017

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First Known Use of carbaryl

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbaryl

carbamate + aryl

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“Carbaryl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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car·​ba·​ryl | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌril How to pronounce carbaryl (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbaryl

: a carbamate insecticide effective against numerous crop, forage, and forest pests — see sevin

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