plant louse

noun

Definition of plant louse

: aphid also : any of various small insects (such as a jumping plant louse) of similar habits

First Known Use of plant louse

1763, in the meaning defined above

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“Plant louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plant%20louse. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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