rose slug
noun Date: 1877 the green larva of either of two sawflies (Cladius difformis and Endelomyia aethiops) that feed on the parenchyma of and skeletonize the leaves of roses

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  • Rose slug — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rose-slug — rose′ slug n. ent the larva of any of several sawflies, esp. Endelomyia aethiops or Cladius isomerus, that skeletonize the foliage of roses …   From formal English to slang

  • rose slug — noun : either of two slimy green larval sawflies that feed on the parenchyma of and skeletonize the leaves of rosebushes: a. : the bristly whitish green larva of a sawfly (Cladius isomerus) called also bristly rose slug b. : the velvety yellowish …   Useful english dictionary

  • rose-slug — /rohz slug /, n. the larva of any of several sawflies, esp. Endelomyia aethiops or Cladius isomerus, that skeletonize the foliage of roses. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • rose-slug — /rohz slug /, n. the larva of any of several sawflies, esp. Endelomyia aethiops or Cladius isomerus, that skeletonize the foliage of roses. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bristly rose slug — noun see rose slug …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slug — Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] Bacon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug caterpillar — Slug Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rose — Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rose acacia — Rose Rose, n. [AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. ?, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. {Copperas}, {Rhododendron}.] 1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus {Rosa}, of which there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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