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insect powder

Definition of the noun insect powder

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  1. a chemical used to kill insects
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of insect powder: insecticide
    • more generic word: pesticide = a chemical used to kill pests
    • more specific terms:
      • pyrethrum = made of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants
      • dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane / DDT = an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans
      • larvacide = an insecticide that kills the larvae of insects
      • lead arsenate = a poisonous white solid (Pb3[AsO4]2) used as an insecticide
      • lindane = a white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
      • organophosphate = an insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system
      • parathion = a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide
      • Paris green = a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
      • rotenone = a white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals; is used in home gardens
    • substance: atomic number 33 / arsenic / As = a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys

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Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly

Pyrethrum cameum painted daisy pellitory Persian insect flower Persian insect powder pyrethrum Pyrethrum cinerariifolium Dalmatia pyrethrum Dalmatian insect flower Dalmatian insect powder pellitory pyrethrum Pyrethrum coccineum ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

(pyrethrum; pyrethrum insecticide; pyrethrum flowers; pyrethrum extract; Dalmatian insect powder; Persian insect powder; 2cyclopentenyl-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten1-one chrysanthemate; ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1922)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

From the flowers of the former, a Persian species, is made Dalmatian or Persian insect powder — better known...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

insect powder powder for stupefying and killing insects; an insecticide or insectifuge; insect repellent a substance which keeps off (esp.biting) insects. [L insectum, pap of insecăre, from in into, and secăre to cut] insection in-sek'shan, n an ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia of Practical Knowledge Containing Practical and Systematic Treatises on Subjects Connected with the Interests of Every Individual, Alphabetically Arranged, and Especially Designed for Popular Use ... (1886)

by F. M. Chapman, Charles C. Chapman

Persian insect powder, Persian camomile, or pyrethrum, from Persia and Caucasian India, is said to be an efficient poison and may well be tried in our experiments to rid our plants, our carpets and furniture and our domestic animals of noxious ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

In tropical Africa extensively grown as fish poison plant and for obtaining an insect powder; together with Tephrosia vogelii it is here the most important fish poison, said to be stronger than the Tephrosia. Rotenone containing leaves, bark and ...

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