sil·​vex ˈsil-ˌveks How to pronounce silvex (audio)
: a toxic selective herbicide C9H7Cl3O3 formerly used in controlling woody plants

Word History


probably from Latin silva wood + English exterminator

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of silvex was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Silvex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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