Florida wax scale

noun

Definition of Florida wax scale

: a wax scale (Ceroplastes floridensis) having a red body and a white waxy covering and sometimes becoming a destructive pest on cultivated plants in the southeastern U.S.

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“Florida wax scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Florida%20wax%20scale. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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