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cottony-cushion scale

[kot-n-ee koo sh-uh n] /ˈkɒt n i ˈkʊʃ ən/
noun
1.
a scale insect, Icerya purchasi, native to Australia, now a common pest in the citrus-growing regions of California.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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cottony-cushion scale

noun
1.
a small scale insect, Icerya purchasi, that is a pest of citrus trees in California: it is controlled by introducing an Australian ladybird, Rodolia cardinalis, into affected areas
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