woolly aphid

noun

: any of several aphids (especially genus Eriosoma) covered with a dense coat of white filaments

called also woolly aphis

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Non-residual, contact insecticides may also reduce the woolly aphid population. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of woolly aphid was in 1842

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“Woolly aphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20aphid. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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Last Updated: 22 Sep 2022

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