spider mite


noun

any of numerous, variously colored web-spinning mites of the family Tetranychidae, many of which are pests of garden plants and fruit trees.

Nearby words

  1. spider,
  2. spider crab,
  3. spider fly,
  4. spider hole,
  5. spider lily,
  6. spider monkey,
  7. spider nevus,
  8. spider orchid,
  9. spider phaeton,
  10. spider plant

Origin of spider mite

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for spider mite

spider mite

noun

any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Tetranychidae, esp Panonychus ulmi (red spider mite), which is a serious orchard pest
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