armored scale

armored scale
noun Date: circa 1903 any of a family (Diaspididae) of scale insects having a firm covering of wax best developed in the female

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  • armored scale — ☆ armored scale n. any of a family (Diaspididae) of scale insects characterized by a hard, waxy secretion that covers the body: many armored scales are serious pests of trees and shrubs …   English World dictionary

  • armored scale — noun insect having a firm covering of wax especially in the female • Hypernyms: ↑scale insect • Hyponyms: ↑San Jose scale, ↑Aspidiotus perniciosus • Member Holonyms: ↑Diaspididae, ↑family Diaspididae …   Useful english dictionary

  • armored scale — ar′mored scale′ n. ent any of numerous scale insects of the family Diaspididae, having a waxy covering and including important pests of various trees and shrubs, as the San Jose scale • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • armored scale — any of numerous insects constituting the family Diaspididae, the largest group of scale insects, which includes many important pests of various trees and shrubs, as the San Jose scale. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • scale insect — noun small homopterous insect that usually lives and feeds on plants and secretes a protective waxy covering • Hypernyms: ↑coccid insect • Hyponyms: ↑soft scale, ↑wax insect, ↑armored scale, ↑cochineal insect, ↑cochineal, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Scale insect — Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous–recent …   Wikipedia

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