armored scale

noun

Definition of armored scale

: any of a family (Diaspididae) of scale insects having a firm covering of wax best developed in the female

First Known Use of armored scale

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Armored scale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armored%20scale. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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