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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An airtight fumigation chamber in which chemical vapors are used to destroy insects and fungi on plants. Also called fumatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An air-tight compartment in which vapor may be generated to destroy germs or insects; esp., the apparatus used to destroy San José scale on nursery stock, with hydrocyanic acid vapor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fumatory; specifically, in recent use, an air-tight structure in which small trees or other plants are fumigated to destroy scale or other insects.

Etymologies

New Latin fūmātōrium, from Latin fūmāre, to smoke, from fūmus, smoke.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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