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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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