plural erinea
or erineums
: an abnormal felty growth of hairs from the leaf epidermis of plants caused by various mites

Word History


New Latin, from Greek erineon, eirineon, neuter of erineos, eirineos woolen, from erion, eirion wool, diminutive of eiros fleece

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“Erineum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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