MEANING: verb tr.: To ensnare.
noun: Something that ensnares.

ETYMOLOGY:From birdlime (a sticky substance made from holly, mistletoe, or other plants, and smeared on branches and twigs to catch small birds), from bird + lime, from Latin limus (slime). Earliest documented use: 1440.
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BIRDLIMED - a knock-off verson of Lullaby of Birdland from a bird's point of view (a sad lament).