from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of scale-insects, typical of a subfamily Lecaniinæ.
  • n. A scale-insect of the genus Lecanium or of an allied genus.


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  • But I have tasted the honey-like secretion of an Australian lecanium living; on the leaves of Eucalyptus dumosus; and the manna mentioned in Scripture is considered the secretion of Coccus manniparus

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 286, June 25, 1881

  • The insects - specifically, lecanium scale and, to a lesser extent, kermis scale - range in size from 1/8 - to 1/2-inch long. Homepage


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