psyl·​lid ˈsi-ləd How to pronounce psyllid (audio)
: psylla
psyllid adjective

Examples of psyllid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Citrus greening is transmitted by a tiny critter called the Asian citrus psyllid. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 The most common are boxwood leaf miners and boxwood psyllids. Chris McKeown, The Enquirer, 27 Aug. 2023 Control citrus psyllids at each flush of growth; use sprays or soil treatments as instructed. 60. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Apr. 2023 This is also a great time to treat your boxwoods with a systemic insecticide if they were infested and damaged by either the boxwood leaf miners or the psyllids. Chris McKeown, The Enquirer, 25 Feb. 2023 Notice if other citrus trees are nearby and a potential source of the Asian psyllid that spreads the disease and the disease itself. CBS News, 6 Nov. 2017

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Word History


ultimately from New Latin Psylla

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psyllid was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Psyllid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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