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[flahy-pey-per] /ˈflaɪˌpeɪ pər/

designed to destroy by catching them on its sticky surface or poisoning them on contact.
paper with a sticky and poisonous coating, usually hung from the ceiling to trap flies

1851 (though the item itself is said to have become commonly available in London in 1848), from fly (n.1) + paper (n.).


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