capitalized : a genus of scales in which the females are large, flat, and nearly circular and secrete a cottony egg case see cottony maple scale
plural -s : any insect of the genus Pulvinaria

Word History


New Latin, from Latin pulvinus cushion + New Latin -aria; from the appearance of the egg case

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“Pulvinaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulvinaria. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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