pear thrips


noun

a minute, slender-bodied insect, Taeniothrips inconsequens, that eats the blossoms of flowering plants and is a common pest of pear, maple, almond, apple, and other trees in the eastern U.S.

Nearby words

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

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