greenfly

greenfly

[green-flahy]
noun, plural greenflies.
an aphid, Coloradoa rufomaculata, that is an important pest of chrysanthemums.
Also called pale chrysanthemum aphid.


Origin:
1680–90; green + fly2

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greenfly (ˈɡriːnˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
a greenish aphid commonly occurring as a pest on garden and crop plants

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