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[sil-uh] /ˈsɪl ə/
Also, psyllid
[sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of psylla
< New Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea Unabridged
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Examples from the web for psylla
  • Use dormant oil spray to control pear psylla, mites, and other pests.
  • In field and lab tests, a spray mix of water and synthetic esters controlled pear psylla and other soft-bodied insect pests.
  • Relative attractiveness of colour traps to pear psylla in relation to seasonal changes in pear phenology.
British Dictionary definitions for psylla


any homopterous insect of the family Psyllidae, which comprises the jumping plant lice See plant louse (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: from Greek psulla flea
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