rust mite

noun

Definition of rust mite

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

First Known Use of rust mite

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Rust mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rust%20mite. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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