barklouse

or bark louse

[ bahrk-lous ]
/ ˈbɑrkˌlaʊs /

noun, plural bark·lice [bahrk-lahys] /ˈbɑrkˌlaɪs/.

any of numerous insects of the order Psocoptera that live on the bark of trees and other plants.

Nearby words

  1. barking frog,
  2. barkla,
  3. barkla, charles glover,
  4. barkley,
  5. barkley, alben william,
  6. barky,
  7. barlach,
  8. barlach, ernst,
  9. barletta,
  10. barley

See also psocid.

Origin of barklouse

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; bark2 + louse

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