rust mite

noun

: any of various small eriophyid mites that burrow in the surface of leaves or fruits usually producing brown or reddish patches

Examples of rust mite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One spray is normally enough to give good rust mite control for home citrus productions. Tom MacCubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rust mite was in 1880

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“Rust mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rust%20mite. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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