par·​la·​to·​ria | \ ˌpärləˈtōrēə, -tȯr- \

Definition of parlatoria

1 capitalized : a genus of armored scales distinguished by the presence of very large second exuviae that are widespread in warm regions and include several economically important pests of cultivated plants
2 plural -s : a scale of the genus Parlatoria

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History and Etymology for parlatoria

New Latin, from Filippo Parlatore †1877 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Parlatoria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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