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whitefly

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noun white·fly \ˈhwīt-ˌflī, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitefly

  1. :  any of numerous small homopterous insects (family Aleyrodidae) that are injurious plant pests



1813

First Known Use of whitefly

1813


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