noun, plural phyl·lox·e·rae [fil-uh k-seer-ee, fi-lok-suh-ree] /ˌfɪl əkˈsɪər i, fɪˈlɒk səˌri/, phyl·lox·e·ras.
Origin of phylloxera
Examples from the Web for phylloxera
Phylloxera struck in the late 19th century, and in the 20th century, Soviet winemaking mandates encouraged quantity above quality.
The original vines on the estate perished in the late 19th century from oidium and phylloxera, and Klein Constantia shut down.Drink Like Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s Exciting New Wine|Jordan Salcito|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the most curious point of all is that Phylloxera was itself a native of America, and came thence to Europe.
A full-grown Phylloxera vastatrix does not exceed more than the 33rd or 40th of an inch in length.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
But the best known cases are those of Vines in their relations to Phylloxera, already referred to (p. 155).
The captain said that since the phylloxera damaged the vines two-thirds of the Dalmatians (the country people) had emigrated.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
The roots are hard, penetrate deeply into the soil, and are resistant to phylloxera though somewhat variable in this respect.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick