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  • n. An insect of the family Coccidae that infests the bark of trees and vines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An insect of the family Coccidæ, which infests the bark of trees and vines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minute insect of the genus Aphis that infests trees; an aphid.
  • n. An undetermined lecanine, Lecanium sp.
  • n. A diaspine scale, Aspidiotus ancylus.
  • n. A diaspine scale, Aspidiotus uvæ.
  • n. A diaspine scale, Aspidiotus pyri.
  • n. A diaspine scale, Diaspis pyri.
  • n. The San José scale, Aspidiotus perniciosus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several insects living on the bark of plants
  • n. any of several insects living on the bark of plants

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