from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various small mites that feed on leaves and fruits, causing reddish or brownish discoloration and other damage.
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- noun any of several varieties of mite that burrow into plants and cause a reddish-brown discoloration on the leaves or fruit
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