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spider mite

noun
1.
any of numerous, variously colored web-spinning mites of the family Tetranychidae, many of which are pests of garden plants and fruit trees.
Origin of spider mite
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for spider mite

spider mite

noun
1.
any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Tetranychidae, esp Panonychus ulmi (red spider mite), which is a serious orchard pest
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