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greenbug

[ green-buhg ]
/ ˈgrinˌbʌg /
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noun
a pale-green aphid, Schizaphis graminum, of North America, destructive of wheat, other small grains, and alfalfa.
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Origin of greenbug

First recorded in 1705–15; green + bug1
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