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A collar for a cat or dog that is impregnated with insecticide in order to keep the pet free of fleas.
- ‘Puppies too young to wear a flea collar may be washed in a suitable preparation from the vet.’
- ‘I guess their flea collar just wasn't big enough.’
- ‘I think we'll have to go back to a flea collar for Harry.’
- ‘I thought this was really special, but the vet says it's been caused either by a flea collar or a collar that was too tight.’
- ‘Today I bought the cat a new flea collar, as apparently they don't last that long.’
flea collar/ˈflē ˌkälər/
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