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pulicide

pulicide (PUL-i-ceyed) - n., an agent that kills fleas.


From Latin pulix, flea + -cide, killer (from Latin -cīda, from caedere, to cut down, kill). The equivalent word using Anglo-Saxon roots is fleabane, which is the name of a flower currently blooming in my back yard.

Soon it will be flea and tick season, and time to change the moggy's pulicide collar.

---L.
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