Definition of Sevin in English:



mass nountrademark in US
  • another term for carbaryl
    • ‘Lannate, Orthene and Sevin are labeled for thrips control in dry beans.’
    • ‘Over the last two years there have been several massive fires inside the plant's grounds and some of the Sevin has caught light.’
    • ‘Flea beetles severely damaged the first two leaves before the field was treated with the insecticide Sevin about a week ago.’
    • ‘I carry a small hand sprayer filled with Sevin into the garden every time I go out.’
    • ‘A variety of insecticides may be used for control, including the pyrethroid insecticides, Sevin or Lorsban.’


1950s: of unknown origin.