noun, plural thrips.
Origin of thrips
Examples from the Web for thrips
Every frozen or fresh package of spinach can contain up to 50 aphids, mites, or thrips before the FDA labels it contaminated.Forget the Starbucks Backlash—We Should Be Eating More Bugs|Daniel Stone|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They are generally known to gardeners by the name of "Thrips."
Brown and blackish spots on Pears are caused by a species of Thrips.Disease in Plants|H. Marshall Ward
They are liable to the attacks of thrips and red spider, which do great mischief if not promptly destroyed.