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

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek aleurōdēs like flour, from aleuron flour

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aleyrodes was in 1819

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“Aleyrodes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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