Adelges

noun
Adel·​ges | \ ə-ˈdel-(ˌ)jēz \

Definition of Adelges

: a genus of aphids related to phylloxerans and feeding chiefly on spruce and balsam on which they often cause damaging and unsightly galls

Other Words from Adelges

adelgid \ ə-​ˈdel-​jəd \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Adelges

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adelges

borrowed from New Latin, probably extracted from Phytadelges, proposed division of hemipteran insects, from phyt- phyto- + adelg- (perhaps erroneously for Greek amélgein "to milk, extract" + Greek -ēs, adjective suffix

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“Adelges.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Adelges. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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