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
plural -s : a scale of the genus Parlatoria

Word History


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

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“Parlatoria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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