woolly aphid
noun Date: 1842 any of several aphids (especially genus Eriosoma) covered with a dense coat of white filaments — called also woolly aphis

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  • woolly aphid — n. any of various aphids that secrete a hairlike covering of wax …   English World dictionary

  • woolly aphid — noun secretes a waxy substance like a mass of fine curly white cotton or woolly threads • Syn: ↑woolly plant louse • Hypernyms: ↑aphid • Hyponyms: ↑woolly apple aphid, ↑American blight, ↑Eriosoma lanigerum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • woolly aphid — 1. any plant louse of the family Aphididae, characterized by a waxy secretion that appears like a jumbled mass of fine, curly, white cottony or woolly threads, as Eriosoma lanigerum (woolly apple aphid or American blight) and Prociphilus… …   Universalium

  • woolly aphid — wool′ly a′phid n. ent any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • balsam woolly aphid — noun a variety of adelgid • Syn: ↑Adelges piceae • Hypernyms: ↑adelgid • Member Holonyms: ↑Adelges, ↑genus Adelges * * * noun : an aphid ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • balsam woolly aphid. — See under woolly aphid (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • balsam woolly aphid. — See under woolly aphid (def. 2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aphid — This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Aphid (disambiguation). Aphids Temporal range: Permian–Present …   Wikipedia

  • woolly plant louse — noun secretes a waxy substance like a mass of fine curly white cotton or woolly threads • Syn: ↑woolly aphid • Hypernyms: ↑aphid • Hyponyms: ↑woolly apple aphid, ↑American blight, ↑Eriosoma lanigerum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • woolly apple aphid — noun primarily a bark feeder on aerial parts and roots of apple and other trees • Syn: ↑American blight, ↑Eriosoma lanigerum • Hypernyms: ↑woolly aphid, ↑woolly plant louse • Member Holonyms: ↑Eriosoma, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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