Definition of Greenfly

1. Noun. Greenish aphid; pest on garden and crop plants.

Generic synonyms: Aphid
Specialized synonyms: Green Peach Aphid, Pale Chrysanthemum Aphid



Definition of Greenfly

1. Noun. A green aphid that is a common pest of garden plants, houseplants, and crops. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greenfly

1. a green aphid [n -FLIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenfly

greener
greener pastures
greeneries
greeners
greenery
greenest
greeneye
greenfeed
greenfeeds
greenfields
greenfinch
greenfinches
greenfish
greenfishes
greenflies
greenfly (current term)
greengage
greengage plum
greengages
greengagey
greengill
greengills
greengrocer
greengrocer's apostrophe
greengroceries
greengrocers
greengrocers' apostrophes
greengrocery
greengrocing
greenhead

Literary usage of Greenfly

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1. Greenhouse and Stove Plants, Flowering and Fine-leaved, Palms, Ferns, and by Thomas Baines (1885)
"Thrips and greenfly are thus in like manner held in check, but should they make their appearance, fumigate or •dip in tobacco-miter. ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"Churt (C)—18th. Several clouded yellow butterflies seen. Chiddingfold (C)—• greenfly more numerous than usual on roses. ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"greenfly quite a plague here, and owing to dry weather has done much damage ... Have seen greenfly on only one plant. Scarcely any flowers on the hawthorn ..."

4. Roses for English Gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Mawley (1902)
"The three great enemies of the Rose under glass are aphides or greenfly, red spider, and mildew. Aphides can be readily kept under by fumigation, ..."

5. Roses for English Gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Mawley (1902)
"The three great enemies of the Rose under glass are aphides or greenfly, red spider, and mildew. Aphides can be readily kept under by fumigation, ..."

6. American Carnation Culture: The Evolution of Dianthus Caryophyllus by Levi Leslie Lamborn (1901)
"The voracity of the greenfly is only equaled by its prodigous geometrical powers of multiplication They feed like vampires on the vegetable ..."

7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"Peaches are subject to greenfly. As a precaution after the fruit is thoroughly set, ... This is an excellent remedy for both greenfly and red spider, ..."

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