San Jose scale
noun Etymology: San Jose, California Date: 1887 a scale insect (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) probably of Asian origin that is naturalized in the United States and is destructive to fruit trees

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  • San Jose scale — San′ Jose scale′ n. ent a scale insect, Aspidiotus perniciosus, that is highly destructive to fruit trees and shrubs throughout the U.S Compare armored scale • Etymology: 1885–90, amer.; after San Jose, California …   From formal English to slang

  • San Jose scale — ☆ San Jose scale [san′ hō zā΄ ] n. [after San Jose, Calif., where first observed in the U.S.] a scale insect (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) that is very destructive to fruit trees and ornamental shrubs …   English World dictionary

  • San Jose scale — noun small east Asian insect naturalized in the United States that damages fruit trees • Syn: ↑Aspidiotus perniciosus • Hypernyms: ↑armored scale • Member Holonyms: ↑Aspidiotus, ↑genus Aspidiotus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • San Jose scale — /san hoh zay / a scale insect, Aspidiotus perniciosus, that is highly destructive to fruit trees and shrubs throughout the U.S. Cf. armored scale. [1885 90, Amer.; named after SAN JOSE, California, where first found] * * * Species (Aspidiotus… …   Universalium

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