aphis

[ ey-fis, af-is ]
/ ˈeɪ fɪs, ˈæf ɪs /

noun, plural a·phi·des [ey-fi-deez, af-i-] /ˈeɪ fɪˌdiz, ˈæf ɪ-/.

an aphid, especially of the genus Aphis.

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Origin of aphis

1765–75; < New Latin, first recorded in a Gk lexicon of 1523 as áphis, with the Latin gloss cimex bedbug; perhaps originally a misreading of Greek kóris bug

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APHIS

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British Dictionary definitions for aphis

aphis
/ (ˈeɪfɪs) /

noun plural aphides (ˈeɪfɪˌdiːz)

any of various aphids constituting the genus Aphis, such as the blackfly
any other aphid

Word Origin for aphis

C18: from New Latin (coined by Linnaeus for obscure reasons)
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