Recent Examples of herbicide from the Web
Potential contaminants that could raise health concerns include herbicides that don’t decompose in the process.
Herbicides are the most common method of bamboo control.
RELATED: Two Latinos Win Prestigious Prize as 'Grassroots Environmental Heroes' Tobacco plants require large quantities of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fumigants to control pest or disease outbreaks.
Don’t let weeds grow out of control; remove by hand or spot kill with herbicides.
Using two fingers on the cotton glove, dip into the herbicide and carefully wipe the blades of grass, avoiding any drips on garden plants.
Producing more cocaine Cocaine production has surged since October of 2015 when the Colombian government stopped aerial spraying of herbicides over coca fields used to make cocaine, Miller said.
Glyphosate poses no cancer risk, according to a report just out from a joint United Nations and WHO meeting on herbicide residues.
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Origin and Etymology of herbicide
Latin herba + International Scientific Vocabulary -cide
First Known Use: 1899
HERBICIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of herbicide for English Language Learners
: a chemical used to destroy plants or stop plant growth
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