cotton aphid

noun

Definition of cotton aphid

: a small widely distributed and variably colored aphid (Aphis gossypii) that attacks the leaves of various plants and is especially injurious to cotton, cucurbits to which it transmits certain mosaic diseases, and citrus

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“Cotton aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotton%20aphid. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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