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

Definition of adelgid in English:


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


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

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