plant louse

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plant louse was in 1763

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“Plant louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plant%20louse. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

plant louse

noun
: aphid
also : any of various small insects that are like aphids

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