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woolly adelgid

Syllabification: wool·ly a·del·gid
Pronunciation: /ˌwo͝olē əˈdeljid/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of woolly adelgid in English:


Any of several small aphidlike insects that feed on conifers, especially hemlocks, spruces, and firs. By sucking the sap from young twigs, the insect retards or prevents tree growth and causes needles to discolor and drop prematurely.
  • Superfamily Aphidoidea, family Adelgidae

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