cottony-cushion scale

noun
cot·​tony-cush·​ion scale | \ ˈkät-nē-ˈku̇-shən- How to pronounce cottony-cushion scale (audio) , ˈkä-tᵊn-ē- \

Definition of cottony-cushion scale

: a scale insect (Icerya purchasi) introduced into the U.S. from Australia that infests citrus and other plants

First Known Use of cottony-cushion scale

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Cottony-cushion scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cottony-cushion%20scale. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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