greenfly

[ green-flahy ]

noun,plural green·flies.
  1. an aphid, Coloradoa rufomaculata, that is an important pest of chrysanthemums.

Origin of greenfly

1
First recorded in 1680–90; green + fly1
  • Also called pale chrysanthemum aphid.

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British Dictionary definitions for greenfly

greenfly

/ (ˈɡriːnˌflaɪ) /


nounplural -flies
  1. a greenish aphid commonly occurring as a pest on garden and crop plants

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