European red mite


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

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of European red mite was in 1940

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“European red mite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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