European red mite

noun

Definition of European red mite

: a small bright red or brownish-red oval Old World mite (Panonychus ulmi) that is a destructive orchard pest

First Known Use of European red mite

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“European red mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/European%20red%20mite. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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