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wax insect

noun

  1. any of several scale insects that secrete a commercially valuable waxy substance, especially a Chinese scale insect, Ericerus pe-la.


wax insect

noun

  1. any of various scale insects that secrete wax or a waxy substance, esp the oriental species Ceroplastes ceriferus, which produces Chinese wax


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wax insect1

First recorded in 1805–15
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Example Sentences

Each of these moving creatures was a white wax insect—the coccus pe-la of Westwood.

The genus brachytarsus is parasitic on coccus, and the grub, not the imago, is the enemy of the white wax insect.

In 1880, Pre Rathouis published at Shanghai a short memoir on the white wax insect.

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