from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A spider mite.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any one of several species of tetranychid mites common in greenhouses.
  • noun A small red mite or acarine, Tetranychus telarius, formerly called Acarus telarius, now placed in the family Tetranychidæ: found in conservatories.

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  • noun small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest


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