woolly adelgid love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various aphidlike insects of the family Adelgidae that secrete a waxy or woolly covering and are destructive to conifers, especially hemlocks, spruces, and firs.

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  • n. A common name for insects of either species Adelges piceae or Adelges tsugae.

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

  • n. an insect that feeds on hemlocks; its egg sacs are small fuzzy white balls like artificial snow on a Christmas tree

Etymologies

From New Latin Adelgidae, family name, from Adelgēs, type genus : perhaps Greek adēlos, hidden (a-, not; see a- + dēlos, clear, visible) + -gēs, of unknown origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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