citrus red mite

noun

: a relatively large mite (Panonychus citri) that is a destructive pest on the foliage of citrus

Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of citrus red mite was in 1945

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“Citrus red mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/citrus%20red%20mite. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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