greenbug
noun Date: 1712 a green aphid (Schizaphis graminum) that is a pest especially of cereal and forage grasses

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  • greenbug — /green bug /, n. a pale green aphid, Schizaphis graminum, of North America, destructive of wheat, other small grains, and alfalfa. [1705 15; GREEN + BUG1] * * * …   Universalium

  • greenbug — green•bug [[t]ˈgrinˌbʌg[/t]] n. ent a pale green aphid, Schizaphis graminum, of North America, destructive of grains and alfalfa • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • greenbug — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a green aphid (Schizaphis graminum) that is very destructive to wheat, oats, and other grains * * * /green bug /, n. a pale green aphid, Schizaphis graminum, of North America, destructive of wheat, other small grains, and… …   Useful english dictionary

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