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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A herbicide containing trace amounts of the toxic contaminant dioxin, used in the Vietnam War to defoliate areas of forest.

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  • proper noun a herbicide and defoliant used by US forces in Vietnam.

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  • noun a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas

Etymologies

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

[From the orange identifying strip on drums in which it was stored.]

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