citricola scale

noun
ci·​tric·​o·​la scale | \ sə̇‧ˈtrikələ- \
variants: or less commonly citricola
plural -s

Definition of citricola scale

: a scale (Coccus pseudomagnoliarum) believed to be native to Japan but injurious to citrus fruit trees in California

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History and Etymology for citricola scale

New Latin, from citr- + -cola

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“Citricola scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citricola%20scale. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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