armored scale


armored scale
noun
insect having a firm covering of wax especially in the female
Hypernyms: ↑scale insect
Member Holonyms: ↑Diaspididae, ↑family Diaspididae

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noun
: any of numerous scales constituting the family Diaspididae and having a firm covering of wax best developed in the female that is secreted from special glands — compare soft scale

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any of numerous insects constituting the family Diaspididae, the largest group of scale insects, which includes many important pests of various trees and shrubs, as the San Jose scale.
[1900-05]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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