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English noun: mealybug

1. mealybug (animal) scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees

Synonymsmealy bug

Broader (hypernym)coccid insect

Narrower (hyponym)citrophilous mealybug, citrophilus mealybug, citrus mealybug, Comstock mealybug, Comstock's mealybug, Planococcus citri, Pseudococcus comstocki, Pseudococcus fragilis

Member meronymfamily Pseudococcidae, Pseudococcidae

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