noun alien·ic·o·la

Definition of alienicola



  1. :  a foreign inhabitant; specifically :  an aphid of a seasonally migrating species (such as Aphis rumicis) that is developed and lives on the secondary or summer host plant, producing living young asexually

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Origin and Etymology of alienicola

New Latin, from Latin alienus foreign + -i- + -cola (from colere to cultivate, dwell)

First Known Use: circa 1928

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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