beneficials

plural noun
ben·​e·​fi·​cials | \ ˌbe-nə-ˈfi-shəlz How to pronounce beneficials (audio) \

Definition of beneficials

: organisms (such as ladybugs, lacewings, and bacteria) that feed on or parasitize pests of crops, gardens, and turf

First Known Use of beneficials

1989, in the meaning defined above

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