Definition of plant louse in English:

plant louse

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noun

  • A small bug that infests plants and feeds on the sap or tender shoots, especially an aphid.
    • Several families in the series Sternorrhyncha, suborder Homoptera. See also jumping plant louse
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    • But then the plant louse called phylloxera hit most of Europe and ruined the vineyard, which lay fallow for decades.
    • While growing succeeded there for decades, a plague of the plant louse phylloxera, followed by Prohibition and then the Depression, set the region back for years.
    • Aphids, or plant lice, are small green, pink, or mealy-white insects that attack many plants.

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