lecanium

noun
le·​ca·​ni·​um | \ lə̇ˈkānēəm \

Definition of lecanium

1 capitalized : a genus of naked soft-bodied somewhat hemispherical scales
2 plural -s : any insect of the genus Lecanium

called also tortoise scale

— see peach scale

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History and Etymology for lecanium

New Latin, from Greek lekanion small dish or pan, diminutive of lekanē basin, dish, pan

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“Lecanium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lecanium. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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