purple scale


purple scale

noun

Definition of PURPLE SCALE

:  a brownish or purplish armored scale (Lepidosaphes beckii) that is destructive to citrus fruit

First Known Use of PURPLE SCALE

circa 1909

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: purplescent
Previous Word in the Dictionary: purple saxifrage
All Words Near: purple scale

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up purple scale? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).