greenfly

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green·​fly | \ ˈgrēn-ˌflī How to pronounce greenfly (audio) \

Definition of greenfly

British
: aphid especially : green peach aphid

First Known Use of greenfly

circa 1680, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenfly was circa 1680

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“Greenfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenfly. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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greenfly

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How to pronounce greenfly (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of greenfly

British : a type of small, green insect that damages plants

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