lambkill

noun

lamb·​kill ˈlam-ˌkil How to pronounce lambkill (audio)

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Botany cannot go farther than tell me the names of the shrubs which grow there,—the high-blueberry, panicled andromeda, lambkill, azalea, and rhodora,—all standing in the quaking sphagnum. Henry David Thoreau, The Atlantic, 6 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lambkill was in 1790

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“Lambkill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lambkill. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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