Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A noted genus of Coccidæ of the subfamily Monophlebinæ, usually covered with wax and secreting their eggs in a long waxen mass which is often longitudinally ribbed.

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  • The latter, the _icerya purchasi_, or cottony cushion scale, was especially loathsome and destructive; whole orchards were enfeebled, and no way was discovered of staying its progress, which threatened also the olive and every other tree, shrub, and flower.

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