Definitions

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

  • n. A colorless compound, C12H14Cl2N2, or a related yellow compound, C12H14N2(CH3SO4)2, used as a herbicide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A poisonous yellow herbicide derived from bipyridine

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide

Etymologies

para-1 + quat(ernary).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a trademark. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The following points further reinforce by believe that Sujatha was murdered rather then mishap: a. How commercially available weed killer "paraquat" enter cough syrup bottle and finally reach Sujatha's apartment?

    Planet Malaysia

  • Forest) have use these chemicals such as paraquat and herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate for these purposes.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Isabella Blow, the fashion stylist with a penchant for loony hats and a talent for discovering the Next Big Thing, died on 7 May 2007, at the age of 48, having drunk a quantity of the weedkiller paraquat.

    Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow by Detmar Blow

  • • We will enhance our market leading pesticide policy further, and seek to ban chemicals such as endosulfan and paraquat

    The Co-operative's Ethical Operating Plan commitments

  • Its overuse has spawned a new generation of superweeds that can only be killed with super-toxic herbicides such as 2,4, D and paraquat.

    Ronnie Cummins: Monsanto Nation: Exposing Monsanto's Minions

  • For the first time in years, Mr. Holthouse used some of an older, highly poisonous weedkiller called paraquat.

    Superweed Outbreak Triggers Arms Race

  • My attorney reached an agreement with the U.S. government stating they were not to spray paraquat on marijuana.

    Naked Truth

  • Norman Elliott Kent had handled two high-profile marijuana cases, and he had been covered in the New York Times and was the focus of a lead story on NBC for suing the state of Florida for spraying paraquat, an herbicide that destroys the environment as well as plant life, on marijuana.

    Naked Truth

  • Those clever Pubes (my new foreshortening of "Republican") somehow made the word "Democrat" sound like "paraquat," and imbued it with similar appeal.

    Scott Brown: Joe Wilson: Pan-Carolina Hollerin' Champeen

  • Yet, things would get even worse, with the government knowingly poisoning plants using paraquat, although the plants could still be harvested and sold, doing great damage to the lungs of an entire generation.

    Phelps and Obama-- leading the way Towards legalizing Marijuana.

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