rose aphid

noun

: any of several plant lice that feed on the foliage of the rose
especially : a green and pinkish aphid (Macrosiphum rosae) that feeds chiefly on new shoots and buds

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose aphid was in 1869

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“Rose aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20aphid. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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