noun As·tero·lecanium \¦astə(ˌ)rō +\

Definition of Asterolecanium

  1. :  a large genus of chiefly tropical scales including some that are pests of oaks and ornamental plantings in California — compare pit scale

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Origin and Etymology of asterolecanium

New Latin, from aster- + Lecanium

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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