Definition of Thrips

1. Noun. Any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive.


Definition of Thrips

1. n. Any one of numerous small species of Thysanoptera, especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips (Thrips cerealium).

Definition of Thrips

1. Noun. Any one of numerous small insects of the order ''Thysanoptera'', especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips (qualifier Thrips cerealium). ¹

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Definition of Thrips

1. thrip [n] - See also: thrip

Medical Definition of Thrips

1. Any one of numerous small species of Thysanoptera, especially those which attack useful plants, as the grain thrips (Thrips cerealium). The term is also popularly applied to various other small injurious insects. Origin: L, a woodworm, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrips

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thrillseeker
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thrimsa
thrimsas
thring
thringing
thrip
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thrips (current term)
thripses
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thrive
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Literary usage of Thrips

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"The very minute insects known as "thrips" belong to this order, ... It is unfortunate that in this country the name thrips has been applied largely by vine- ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"The very minute insects known as "thrips" belong to this order, ... It is unfortunate that in this country the name thrips has been applied largely by vine- ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1909)
"THE PEAR thrips PROBLEM IN CALIFORNIA. BY AL QUAINTANCE, In Charge of ... The pear thrips came prominently into notice in the Santa Clara Valley in the ..."

4. Manual of Fruit Insects by Mark Vernon Slingerland, Cyrus Richard Crosby (1914)
"The adult thrips is a slender insect about ^ inch in length, ... The thrips appear on the strawberry plants in early spring, and as soon as the buds open ..."

5. Insect Pests of Rice by M D Pathak, Z R Khan (1994)
"Rice thrips thrips have been recorded as pests of rice from most of the rice-growing ... The species is one of the very few thrips that live only on plants ..."

6. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1914)
"It was proposed in 1881 as a substitute for the name thrips which has been used by Haliday ( 1836) for a sub- genus of thrips Linné (1758),—evidently for no ..."

7. Illustrated Guide to Integrated Pest Management in Rice in Tropical Asia by W. H. Reissig, International Rice Research Institute (1985)
"Pest status thrips outbreaks are normally small in scale and plants can recover ... thrips are controlled with insecticide. thrips are present in all rice ..."

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