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

  • n. An aphid, especially one of the genus Aphis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An aphid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of insects belonging to the order Hemiptera and family Aphidæ, including numerous species known as plant lice and green flies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small plant-sucking insects, of the family Aphididœ and order Homoptera.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant-louse. [In this sense the plural aphides (af'i-dēz) is used.]

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

  • n. type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables

Etymologies

New Latin Aphis, genus name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin (Wiktionary)

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