Raupenleim

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Etymology[edit]

Raupen (caterpillar) +‎ leim (lime)

Noun[edit]

Raupenleim

  1. A crude petroleum product resembling an impure vaseline, more or less greasy, smooth, of a butter-like consistency at ordinary temperatures; it is frequently used to form a band about trees to keep certain insects from climbing to the branches and resists being washed away by rain.

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