from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of plant lice of the family Aphididae, consisting of one type of the wooly aphids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Schizoneura.
- n. A genus of cerambycid beetles: synonymous with Xylocharis.
- n. A genus of flies, of the family Muscidæ.
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- n. woolly aphids
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The bug, or plant louse, which in the shape of a hoary covering destroys the apple tree, is generally an aphis or an eriosoma; see Wilson's Rural Cyclopædia, a full account; also, papers on the "Insects destructive to Trees," in Patent Office Report on Agriculture.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs