Definition of

Agent Orange

  1. (noun, substance) a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas

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Alternate forms of Agent Orange

Hypernyms: herbicide, weed killer, weedkiller

Origin of the word Agent Orange

  1. powerful defoliant used by U.S. military in the Vietnam War, c.1970, so called from the color strip on the side of the container, which distinguished it from Agent Blue, Agent Purple, Agent White, etc., other herbicides used by the U.S. military. Banned from April 1970. more

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