any of numerous insects constituting the family Diaspididae, the largest group of scale insects, which includes many important pests of various trees and shrubs, as the San Jose scale.
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- armored cable,
- armored car,
- armored heart,
- armored personnel carrier,
- armored rope,
Origin of armored scale
First recorded in 1900–05
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