Definition of tanglefoot in English:

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tanglefoot

Pronunciation: /ˈtaŋɡ(ə)lfʊt/

noun

[mass noun] North American
1 trademark Material applied to a tree trunk as a grease band, especially to prevent infestation by insects.
Example sentences
  • 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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