citrus red mite

citrus red mite

noun
a large mite, Panonychus citri, that is an important pest of citrus.
Also called citrus red spider, purple mite.


Origin:
1930–35

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To citrus red mite
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: citrus paradisi
Next Definition: citrus red spider
Words Near: citrus red mite
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for citrus red mite
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing citrus red mite
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature