di·​cam·​ba | \ ˌdī-ˈkam-bə How to pronounce dicamba (audio) \

Definition of dicamba

: a systemic herbicide C8H6Cl2O3

Examples of dicamba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the HVH determination will prohibit the application of all dicamba RUP herbicides to all crops for the period June 21 through Aug. 31. chicagotribune.com, 4 June 2021 The office's filing was with Pulaski County Circuit Judge Skip Welch, who had issued the restraining order as part of a lawsuit challenging the Plant Board's new regulation allowing dicamba to be sprayed through June 30. Arkansas Online, 29 May 2021 Bayer agreed last year to settle the many dicamba lawsuits for $300 million, plus $100 million for attorneys' fees and other expenses incurred in the class-action settlement program. Arkansas Online, 27 May 2021 Companies that make dicamba were licensed in 2016 and the EPA renewed the license for two years in 2018. Jim Salter, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Her group and others released a report recently detailing the damage dicamba can cause other crops and plants even thousands of feet from where the weed killer is sprayed. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 28 Oct. 2020 Keeping dicamba on the market is imperative, Mr. Galloway said, to ensure farmers don’t overuse other weedkillers and reduce their effectiveness. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2020 About 170 plaintiffs in the U.S. had sued Bayer and rival BASF SE over dicamba as of Feb. 6, Bayer said Thursday. Tim Loh, Fortune, 27 Feb. 2020 Farmers and agricultural researchers over the past several years have blamed dicamba spraying for damaging millions of acres of crops. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of dicamba

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dicamba

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

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16 Jun 2021

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“Dicamba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicamba. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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