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pooter

Saltos de línea: poo¦ter
Pronunciación: /ˈpuːtə
 
/

Definición de pooter en inglés:

sustantivo

chiefly Entomology
A bottle for collecting small insects and other invertebrates, having one tube through which they are sucked into the bottle and another, protected by muslin or gauze, which is sucked.
Example sentences
  • They were each given a pooter, a plastic device which they could use to suck unsuspecting insects into a tube so they could be examined closely.

Origen

1930s: said to be from the name of William Poos (1891–1987), American entomologist.

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