Definition of Mealy bug

1. Noun. Scalelike plant-eating insect coated with a powdery waxy secretion; destructive especially of fruit trees.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mealy Bug

mealless
mealman
mealmen
meals
meals on wheels
mealtide
mealtides
mealtime
mealtimes
mealworm
mealworm beetle
mealworm beetles
mealworms
mealy
mealy-mouthed
mealy bug (current term)
mealy sage
mealybug
mealybugs
mealymouthed
mean
mean(a)
mean-spirited
mean annual increment
mean arterial pressure
mean business
mean calorie
mean corpuscular haemoglobin
mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration
mean corpuscular volume

Literary usage of Mealy bug

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1. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1856)
"HOW TO DESTROY THE mealy bug. FROM THE GARDENER'S CHRONICLE. IN our recent articles on the destruction of insects, we alluded to the disappointment ..."

2. Farm and Garden Rule-book: A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1911)
"It often does great damage to sod and to strawberries. Sometimes called June-bug. Remedies. — See under CORN, p 314. Mealy-bug (Pseudococcus citri and P. ..."

3. Greenhouse Management: A Manual for Florists and Flower Lovers on the by Levi Rawson Taft (1898)
"110), so-called from the fact that they cover themselves with a white cottony substance. The female mealy bug, one of the most common of which is ..."

4. Citrus Fruits and Their Culture by H. Harold Hume (1911)
"The mealy bug. (Dactylopius citri Risso). This insect, with other closely allied species, is very common in Florida. The adult female is from about 0.14 to ..."

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