Definitions

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  • n. Any creature that is not a pest.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ pest

Examples

  • A study published last May in Nature found that the toxins dispersed from the pollen of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) corn, a Novartis product, can kill nonpest insects, including the monarch butterfly — a problem with potentially enormous ecological implications.

    The Kept University

  • Fortunately, however, many pesticides have unwanted side effects and may be hazardous to nonpest plants and animals, including man.

    Chapter 12

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