greenfly

[ green-flahy ]
/ ˈgrinˌflaɪ /

noun, plural green·flies.

an aphid, Coloradoa rufomaculata, that is an important pest of chrysanthemums.

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Also called pale chrysanthemum aphid.

Origin of greenfly

First recorded in 1680–90; green + fly2
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British Dictionary definitions for greenfly

greenfly
/ (ˈɡriːnˌflaɪ) /

noun plural -flies

a greenish aphid commonly occurring as a pest on garden and crop plants
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