armored scale


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. armored cable,
  2. armored car,
  3. armored heart,
  4. armored personnel carrier,
  5. armored rope,
  6. armorer,
  7. armorial,
  8. armorica,
  9. armorican,
  10. armorist

Origin of armored scale

First recorded in 1900–05

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