pear psylla


noun

a small jumping plant louse, Psylla pyricola, originally of Europe, that is a major pest of pears in the eastern U.S.

Nearby words

  1. peanut oil,
  2. peanut worm,
  3. peanuts,
  4. pear,
  5. pear haw,
  6. pear thrips,
  7. pear, prickly,
  8. pear-shaped,
  9. pearl,
  10. pearl ash

Origin of pear psylla

1900–05; < New Latin Psylla, genus name < Greek: flea

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