European red mite
noun Date: 1940 a small bright red or brownish-red oval Old World mite (Panonychus ulmi) that is a destructive orchard pest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • European red mite — Europe′an red′ mite′ n. ivt a red to red brown mite, Panonychus ulmi, with white spots and dorsal spines: a widely distributed pest of fruit trees • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • european red mite — noun Usage: usually capitalized E : a very small bright or brownish red oval mite (Panonychus ulmi) that is now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution and is a destructive orchard pest that sucks juices and chlorophyll from the leaves of fruit and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • European red mite — a red to red brown mite, Panonychus ulmi, with white spots and dorsal spines: a widely distributed pest of fruit trees as well as other trees and shrubs. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • red mite — noun : any of several mites having a red color: as a. : chigger b. : european red mite c. : chicken mite d …   Useful english dictionary

  • red mite — noun Date: 1894 any of several mites having a red color: as a. European red mite b. citrus red mite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Red mite — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red mite — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • citrus red mite — I. noun or citrus red spider : a comparatively large mite (Panonychus citri) resembling the European red mite and being a destructive pest of citrus, feeding on the foliage and turning the leaves speckled or silvery by extracting the chlorophyll… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red — Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd, Armor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red admiral — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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