nigra scale

noun

nig·​ra scale
ˈnigrə-
: a coccid (Saissetia nigra) that is a serious pest on cotton, coffee, and other plants of warm temperate regions

Word History

Etymology

New Latin nigra (specific epithet of Saissetia nigra, species of coccid), from Latin, feminine of niger black, dark

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“Nigra scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nigra%20scale. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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