turnip leaf miner

noun

Definition of turnip leaf miner

: the maggot of a small fly (Scaptomyza flaveola) related to the drosophilas and introduced into America from Europe that is destructive to turnips and related vegetables

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“Turnip leaf miner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turnip%20leaf%20miner. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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