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leatherjacket

División en sílabas: leath·er·jack·et
Pronunciación: /ˈleT͟Hərˌjakət
 
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Definición de leatherjacket en inglés:

sustantivo

1Any of a number of tough-skinned marine fishes, in particular.
Example sentences
  • The wharf's pylons are shrouded in vivid sponges, host crabs, nudibranchs and pygmy leatherjackets - tiny fish that hang on to weed or sponge by their teeth.
  • The leatherjackets and wrasses continued their work below them, as tiny tubularia hydroids waved their tentacles from the hull.
  • Mosaic leatherjackets hovered, asleep in nearly every steel beam.
2The tough-skinned larva of a large crane fly. It lives in the soil, where it feeds on plant matter and can seriously damage the roots of grasses and crops.
  • Genus Tipula, family Tipulidae
Example sentences
  • For the past several years leatherjackets have been a problem for most coastal nurseries.
  • A cultural control to use is covering a well-watered patch of grass overnight with a sheet of black plastic or a tarpaulin, so the leatherjackets rise to the surface into the moist space.
  • In August gardeners may see clouds of daddy-long-legs emerging from lawns in the early morning and this, as well as the listed damage, are sure signs of leatherjacket infestation.

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