aphid

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noun \ˈā-fəd also ˈa-fəd\

Definition of aphid

  1. :  any of numerous very small soft-bodied homopterous insects (superfamily Aphidoidea) that suck the juices of plants

1827

First Known Use of aphid

1827


APHID Defined for English Language Learners

aphid

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noun \ˈā-fəd also ˈa-fəd\

Definition of aphid for English Language Learners

  • : a very small insect that harms plants


APHID Defined for Kids

aphid

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noun \ˈā-fəd\

Definition of aphid for Students

  1. :  a small insect that sucks the juices of plants


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