pear blight


Definition of pear blight

2a or less commonly pear blight beetle : a minute beetle (Anisandrus pyri) whose larvae bore in the twigs of pear and other hardwood trees
b : a mealybug (Pseudococcus adonidum)

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“Pear blight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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