bark louse

barklouse

[bahrk-lous]
noun, plural barklice [bahrk-lahys] .
any of numerous insects of the order Psocoptera that live on the bark of trees and other plants.
Also, bark louse.
Compare psocid.


Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; bark2 + louse

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bark louse

noun
any of several insects living on the bark of plants [syn: bark-louse
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