flea collar


: a collar for animals (such as dogs and cats) that contains insecticide for killing fleas

Examples of flea collar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with high-quality, all-natural ingredients, this flea collar is a safe and effective way to protect your four-legged friend from these tiny threats. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 27 June 2023 Investigation:Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Johnathan Hettinger, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2023 Is an oral flea treatment better than a flea collar? Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 One is to make a flea collar out of lemon and eucalyptus oil. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022 Third, use a flea collar or spot-on treatment on your dog. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 USA Today write that your pet's flea collar may be deadly. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2021 Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flea collar was in 1953

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“Flea collar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flea%20collar. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

flea collar

: a collar for dogs and cats that contains insecticide to kill fleas

Medical Definition

flea collar

flea col·​lar -ˌkäl-ər How to pronounce flea collar (audio)
: a collar for animals that contains insecticide for killing fleas
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