Share this entry

weed killer Syllabification: weed kill·er

Definition of weed killer in English:

noun

A substance used to destroy weeds.
Example sentences
  • For the garden at Redhall is run along organic lines, with an emphasis on achieving good plant health without fighting problems with pesticides, weedkillers or fertilisers.
  • Crops are produced without artificial pesticides or weedkillers and animals are kept free-range without the routine use of antibiotics and vaccines.
  • Farm pesticides and weedkillers have had a devastating effect on Europe's bird populations, according to a study released today.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
noun
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...