whitefly
noun Date: 1813 any of numerous small homopterous insects (family Aleyrodidae) that are injurious plant pests

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  • whitefly — ► NOUN ▪ a minute winged bug covered with powdery white wax, damaging plants by feeding on sap and coating them with honeydew …   English terms dictionary

  • whitefly — ☆ whitefly [hwīt′flī΄, wīt′flī΄ ] n. pl. whiteflies any of a family (Aleyrodidae) of tiny homopteran insects having scalelike larvae and winged adults covered with a white, powdery wax …   English World dictionary

  • Whitefly — Taxobox name = Whitefly image width = 250px image caption = Whiteflies ( Trialeurodes vaporariorum ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Homoptera subordo = Sternorrhyncha superfamilia = Aleyrodoidea familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • whitefly — /hwuyt fluy , wuyt /, n., pl. whiteflies. any of several plant sucking, homopterous insects of the family Aleyrodidae, having the body and wings dusted with a white, powdery wax, and being widely distributed chiefly in tropical regions where they …   Universalium

  • whitefly — /ˈwaɪtflaɪ/ (say wuytfluy) noun a sap sucking winged insect, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, related to the aphid; often found on the underside of the leaves of vegetable and fruit trees where they deposit a honeydew that promotes sooty mould. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • whitefly — noun Any of various small insects of the family Aleyrodidae that have long wings, and a white body; often a garden pest …   Wiktionary

  • whitefly — n. plant sucking whitish insect that is related to scale insects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whitefly — noun (plural same or whiteflies) a minute winged bug covered with powdery white wax, damaging plants by feeding on sap and coating them with honeydew. [Family Aleyrodidae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whitefly — white•fly [[t]ˈ(h)waɪtˌflaɪ, ˈwaɪt [/t]] n. pl. flies ent any of several widespread plant sucking insects of the family Aleyrodidae, having the body and wings dusted with a white, powdery wax • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • whitefly — n. (pl. flies) any small insect of the family Aleyrodidae, having wings covered with white powder and feeding on the sap of shrubs, crops, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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