gall mite


: any of various minute 4-legged mites (family Eriophyidae) that form galls on plants

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gall mite was in 1881

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“Gall mite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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