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thrips

[thrips] /θrɪps/
noun, plural thrips.
1.
any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin < Greek thríps (singular) woodworm
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thrips

/θrɪps/
noun (pl) thrips
1.
any of various small slender-bodied insects of the order Thysanoptera, typically having piercing mouthparts and narrow feathery wings and feeding on plant sap. Some species are serious plant pests
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin from Greek: woodworm
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