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vedalia

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noun ve·da·lia \vi-ˈdāl-yə\

Definition of vedalia

  1. :  an Australian ladybug (Rodolia cardinalis) introduced to many countries to control scale insects —called also vedalia beetle



Origin of vedalia

New Latin, genus name


First Known Use: 1889

Rhymes with vedalia


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