Definition of herbicide in English:


Line breaks: herbi|cide
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːbɪsʌɪd


  • A substance that is toxic to plants, used to destroy unwanted vegetation: farmers sprayed a protected wildflower meadow with herbicide
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    • The non-atrazine herbicides were at least as effective as the atrazine herbicides.
    • Growers should read and understand the labels on herbicides and other pesticides they use.
    • Apply herbicides when plants are in the rosette stage and prior to bolting.

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