di·​cam·​ba ˌdī-ˈkam-bə How to pronounce dicamba (audio)
: a systemic herbicide C8H6Cl2O3

Examples of dicamba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arkansas farmers are no longer allowed to spray dicamba products on their crops, at least for now. Cristina Larue, arkansasonline.com, 9 Feb. 2024 Spray it with a broadleaf herb herbicide, such as glyphosate, 2,4-D +dicamba or 2,4-D +triclopyr. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 24 July 2023 The ingredients dicamba, triclopyr, and 2,4-D are included in many weed killer products and are common culprits when leaf deformities appear, though some formulations of these chemicals are less likely to drift than others. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 19 June 2023 Grape vines are susceptible to damage from many common broadleaf herbicides, such as 2,4-D, dicamba and others. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 15 June 2023 The owner of what used to be Arkansas' largest commercial bee-and-honey operation has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Bayer for financial losses caused by dicamba damage. Arkansas Online, 27 May 2021 Adam Dinnell, an attorney at Houston law firm Schiffer Hicks Johnson who represents the growers in the suit, estimates that nearly 40% of the region’s vineyards were planted in 2015 or 2016, just as the dicamba products were introduced to the market. Ann Gehan, Dallas News, 14 June 2021 Caldwell said Turner works for Monsanto and that company previously sued the state Plant Board over decisions regarding dicamba, and Turner would be biased serving on the Arkansas Agricultural Board. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 31 Jan. 2023 These chemicals typically contain three herbicides called 2,4-D, mecoprop, and dicamba. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


perhaps from dichlor- + Cambilene + Banlene (two commercial preparations containing dicamba)

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dicamba was in 1965

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“Dicamba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicamba. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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