Thrips
Thrips Thrips, n. [L., a woodworm, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous small species of Thysanoptera, especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips ({Thrips cerealium}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The term is also popularly applied to various other small injurious insects. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • thrips — /thrips/, n., pl. thrips. any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants. [1650 60; < NL < Gk thríps (sing.) woodworm] * …   Universalium

  • thrips — [ trips ] n. m. • 1765; mot gr. ♦ Zool. Insecte archiptère (thysanoptères) de petite taille, qui s attaque à de nombreuses plantes. Thrips de la vigne, du pois. ● thrips nom masculin (grec thrips, ver qui ronge le bois) Petit insecte thysanoptère …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • thrips — [thrips] n. pl. thrips [L < Gr, lit., wood worm] any of an order (Thysanoptera) of very small, destructive, usually winged insects that suck the juices of plants …   English World dictionary

  • Thrips — der; , e <aus gr. thríps »Holzwurm«> Blasenfüßer, ein Insekt mit Haftblasen an den Beinen (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Thrips — Thrips, so v.w. Blasenwanze 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thrips — Thrips, Blasenfuß, s. Blasenfüßer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • THRIPS — inter quatuor vermium genera, quae lignum infestant, memoratut Plinio, l. 16. c. 41. Culicibus vero similes, thripas: ex Graeco θρίψ. A quo erosa ligna priscos Lacones pro sigillis habuisse, Hercule inventore, refert apud Hesychium Philostephanus …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • thrips — (also thrip) ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a minute black insect which sucks plant sap, noted for swarming on warm still summer days. ORIGIN Greek, woodworm …   English terms dictionary

  • Thrips — Thunderbug redirects here. For the NHL mascot, see List of National Hockey League mascots. For the type genus, see Thrips (genus). Thrips Temporal range: 299–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Thrips — Thysanoptera Thysanoptères …   Wikipédia en Français

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