lime-twig

noun

1
: a twig covered with birdlime to catch birds
2
: snare

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lime-twig was in the 15th century

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“Lime-twig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lime-twig. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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