greenbug

noun
green·​bug | \ ˈgrēn-ˌbəg How to pronounce greenbug (audio) \

Definition of greenbug

: a green aphid (Schizaphis graminum) that is a pest especially of cereal and forage grasses

First Known Use of greenbug

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenbug was in 1879

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“Greenbug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenbug. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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