Definition of carbaryl in US English:

carbaryl

noun

  • A synthetic insecticide used to protect crops and in the treatment of fleas and lice.

    Alternative name: 1-naphthyl-N-methylcarbamate; chemical formula: C₁₂H₁₁NO₂

    • ‘In pastures, farmers can use carbaryl, malathion and diflubenzuron (Dimilin).’
    • ‘Insecticides - most commonly carbaryl, diazinon, and malathion - were detected more frequently in urban streams than in agricultural streams.’
    • ‘Carbamate pesticides (e.g. carbaryl, aminocarb, and carbofuran) generally have a high acute toxicity to arthropods but only a moderate environmental persistence.’
    • ‘The two traditional insecticides used for grasshopper control in rangeland are malathion and carbaryl.’
    • ‘If rotation isn't working, you might need to try an insecticide containing carbaryl or permethrin.’

Origin

From carbamate + -yl.

Pronunciation

carbaryl

/ˈkärbəˌril/