plant louse

plant louse
noun Date: 1805 aphid; also any of various small insects (as a jumping plant louse) of similar habits

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Plant louse — Plant Plant, n. [AS. plante, L. planta.] 1. A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plant louse — plant′ louse n. ent aphid • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • plant louse — n. APHID …   English World dictionary

  • plant louse — noun any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants • Syn: ↑louse • Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy (for: ↑louse) • Hypernyms: ↑homopterous insect, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plant louse — /ˈplænt laʊs/ (say plant lows) noun → aphid …   Australian English dictionary

  • plant louse — 1. aphid. 2. any of various related insects having similar habits. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • plant louse — noun an aphid or other small bug that infests plants …   English new terms dictionary

  • plant-louse — n. Aphis, vine fretter, puceron …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • plant louse —    Eleao …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • plant-louse — …   Useful english dictionary

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