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Meaning of BIRDLIME

Pronunciation:  'burd`lIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  2. [v]  spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

BIRDLIME is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: lime, lime
 See Also: adhesive, adhesive material, scatter, spread, spread out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bird"lime`\, n. [Bird + lime viscous substance.]
    An extremely adhesive viscid substance, usually made of the
    middle bark of the holly, by boiling, fermenting, and
    cleansing it. When a twig is smeared with this substance it
    will hold small birds which may light upon it. Hence:
    Anything which insnares.
          Not birdlime or Idean pitch produce A more tenacious
          mass of clammy juice.                    --Dryden.
    Note: Birdlime is also made from mistletoe, elder, etc.
  2. \Bird"lime`\, v. t.
    To smear with birdlime; to catch with birdlime; to insnare.
          When the heart is thus birdlimed, then it cleaves to
          everything it meets with.                --Coodwin.