Forbes scale

noun

ˈfȯrbz-
: a thin grayish armored scale (Aspidiotus forbesi) attacking fruit trees and resembling the San Jose scale but usually much less destructive

Word History

Etymology

after Stephen A. Forbes †1930 American entomologist

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“Forbes scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Forbes%20scale. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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