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barklouse

[bahrk-lous] /ˈbɑrkˌlaʊs/
noun, plural barklice
[bahrk-lahys] /ˈbɑrkˌlaɪs/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of numerous insects of the order Psocoptera that live on the bark of trees and other plants.
Also, bark louse.
Compare psocid.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; bark2 + louse
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