cottony-cushion scale

noun
cot·tony-cush·ion scale | \ ˈkät-nē-ˈku̇-shən- , 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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