thrips

noun
\ˈthrips \
plural thrips

Definition of thrips 

: any of an order (Thysanoptera) of small to minute sucking insects many of which feed often destructively on plant juices

First Known Use of thrips

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrips

Latin, woodworm, from Greek

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