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psylla

[ sil-uh ]
/ ˈsɪl ə /
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noun

jumping plant louse.

Nearby words

psychrophile, psychrophilic, psychrophobia, psychrophore, psykter, psylla, psyllid, psyllid yellows, psyllium, psyllium seed, psyops
Also psyl·lid [sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/.

Origin of psylla

< New Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea
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Examples from the Web for psylla

  • The psylla, while irregular in its outbreaks, is most damaging and hard to control when it appears.

    The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
  • Other pests, as psylla, the scab-fungus, and codling-moth beset the pear and make profits uncertain.

    The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
  • Kieffer and related hybrids are somewhat immune to San Jose scale, but are very susceptible to psylla.

    The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick
  • The psylla is a minute, sucking insect, wingless in its immature stages, but winged and very active as an adult.

    The Pears of New York|U. P. Hedrick