rust mite
noun Date: 1884 any of various small eriophyid mites that burrow in the surface of leaves or fruits usually producing brown or reddish patches

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  • Rust mite — Rust Rust, n. [AS. rust; akin to D. roest, G. & Sw. rost, Icel. ry[eth]; named from its color, and akin to E. red. [root]113. See {Red}.] 1. (Chem.) The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rust mite — noun any of several varieties of mite that burrow into plants and cause a reddish brown discoloration on the leaves or fruit • Hypernyms: ↑mite * * * noun : any of various small gall mites that burrow in the surface of leaves or fruits usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rust mite — any of various mites that cause brown or reddish patches on leaves and fruit. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • citrus rust mite — noun : a rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivorus) that is especially destructive to growing fruits, causing a russeting of oranges and a silvering of lemons by its feeding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rust — Rust, n. [AS. rust; akin to D. roest, G. & Sw. rost, Icel. ry[eth]; named from its color, and akin to E. red. [root]113. See {Red}.] 1. (Chem.) The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rust joint — Rust Rust, n. [AS. rust; akin to D. roest, G. & Sw. rost, Icel. ry[eth]; named from its color, and akin to E. red. [root]113. See {Red}.] 1. (Chem.) The reddish yellow coating formed on iron when exposed to moist air, consisting of ferric oxide… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • russet mite — noun : rust mite …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver mite — noun : rust mite …   Useful english 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

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