Adelges

noun Adel·ges \ə-ˈdel-(ˌ)jēz\

Definition of Adelges

  1. :  a genus of aphids related to phylloxerans and feeding chiefly on spruce and balsam on which they often cause damaging and unsightly galls

adelgid

\ə-ˈdel-jəd\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of adelges

borrowed from New Latin, probably extracted from Phytadelges, proposed division of hemipteran insects, from phyt- phyto- + adelg- (perhaps erroneously for Greek amélgein “to milk, extract” + Greek -ēs, adjective suffix


First Known Use: 1837


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