Definition of adelgid in English:

adelgid

Syllabification: a·del·gid
Pronunciation: /əˈdeljid
 
/

noun

  • An insect of the family Adelgidae, which comprises sap-feeding hemipteran insects resembling aphids.

Origin

1920s: from family name Adelgidae, perhaps from Greek adelos 'unseen' + 'earth'.

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