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flea collar

n.
A collar, as for a cat or dog, containing a substance that repels or kills fleas.
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flea′ col`lar


n.
a dog or cat collar impregnated with a chemical for repelling or killing fleas.
[1965–70]
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A number of press reports mentioned the fact that the dog slept on the bed of one of the family members and hinted that dogs should not sleep with humans; most of the reports also recommended that dog owners run out and buy flea collars for their dogs.
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