Definition of tanglefoot in English:

tanglefoot

Line breaks: tangle|foot
Pronunciation: /ˈtaŋg(ə)lfʊt
 
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noun

[mass noun] North American
  • 1 trademark Material applied to a tree trunk as a grease band, especially to prevent infestation by insects.
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    • Make your own sticky trap by smearing Vaseline or Tanglefoot on a yellow surface and hang it up close to where the adults congregate.
    • Ants were excluded by placing Tanglefoot around a tape and wax-paper sleeve at the base of the plant, and by clipping the surrounding vegetation.
    • Dead adult mites were rarely found in the Tanglefoot or inside of the enclosure, indicating that adult mortality was not a major contributor to mite fitness.
  • 2 informal Intoxicating liquor, especially cheap whisky.

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