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wax insect

noun
1.
any of several scale insects that secrete a commercially valuable waxy substance, especially a Chinese scale insect, Ericerus pe-la.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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wax insect

noun
1.
any of various scale insects that secrete wax or a waxy substance, esp the oriental species Ceroplastes ceriferus, which produces Chinese wax
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