psylla

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noun psyl·la \ˈsi-lə\

Definition of psylla

  1. :  any of various plant lice (family Psyllidae) including economically important plant pests — compare pear psylla

Origin and Etymology of psylla

New Latin, genus name, from Greek, flea; akin to Latin pulex flea, Sanskrit pluṣi


First Known Use: 1852


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