noun Al·ey·ro·des \ˌa-lə-ˈrō-(ˌ)dēz\

Definition of Aleyrodes

  1. :  the type genus of Aleyrodidae including several pests of cultivated plants

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Origin and Etymology of aleyrodes

New Latin, irregular from Greek aleurōdēs like flour, from aleuron flour — more at aleuro-

First Known Use: 1819

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