San Jos'e scale
San Jos'e scale San Jo*s['e]" scale A very destructive scale insect ({Aspidiotus perniciosus}) that infests the apple, pear, and other fruit trees. So called because first introduced into the United States at San Jos['e], California. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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