What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[uh-del-jid] /əˈdɛl dʒɪd/
any of various homopterous insects of the family Adelgidae, as Adelges abietis (spruce gall aphid) and Pineus pinifoliae (pine leaf aphid) that feed and form galls on conifers.
Origin of adelgid
< New Latin Adelgidae, equivalent to Adelg(es) a genus name (apparently < Greek ádel(os) unseen, invisible (a- a-6 + dêlos visible, clear) + New Latin -ges < ?: unexplained by the name's originator) + -idae -id2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for adelgid
  • The woody adelgid, a tiny non-native insect, infests hemlocks and fir trees.
  • Below you will find images and brief descriptions of hemlock woolly adelgid life stages.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for adelgid

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for adelgid

Scrabble Words With Friends