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mealybug

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noun mealy·bug \ˈmē-lē-ˌbəg\

Definition of mealybug

  1. :  any of a family (Pseudococcidae) of scale insects that have a white cottony or waxy covering and are destructive pests especially of fruit trees



1824

First Known Use of mealybug

1824


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