genus Aphis

genus Aphis
noun
type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
Syn: ↑Aphis
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Aphididae, ↑family Aphididae
Member Meronyms: ↑apple aphid, ↑green apple aphid, ↑Aphis pomi, ↑blackfly, ↑bean aphid, ↑Aphis fabae

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  • aphis — [ā′fis, af′is] n. pl. aphides [af′ə dēz΄] [ModL] an aphid; specif., one of a widespread genus (Aphis) …   English World dictionary

  • Aphis gossypii — Cotton aphid Adults and nymphs on cotton. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • aphis — noun (plural aphides) Etymology: New Latin Aphid , Aphis, genus name Date: 1771 any of a genus (Aphis) of aphids; broadly aphid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aphis — /ay fis, af is/, n., pl. aphides /ay fi deez , af i /. an aphid, esp. of the genus Aphis. [1765 75; < NL, first recorded in a Gk lexicon of 1523 as áphis, with the L gloss cimex bedbug; perh. orig. a misreading of Gk kóris bug] * * * …   Universalium

  • Aphis fabae — noun blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets • Syn: ↑blackfly, ↑bean aphid • Hypernyms: ↑aphid • Member Holonyms: ↑Aphis, ↑genus Aphis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aphis pomi — noun bright green aphid; feeds on and causes curling of apple leaves • Syn: ↑apple aphid, ↑green apple aphid • Hypernyms: ↑aphid • Member Holonyms: ↑Aphis, ↑genus Aphis …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphis — a•phis [[t]ˈeɪ fɪs, ˈæf ɪs[/t]] n. pl. a•phi•des [[t]ˈeɪ fɪˌdiz, ˈæf ɪ [/t]] ent an aphid, esp. of the genus Aphis[/ex] • Etymology: 1765–75; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • aphis — /ˈeɪfəs/ (say ayfuhs) noun (plural aphides /ˈeɪfədiz/ (say ayfuhdeez)) any insect of the genus Aphis …  

  • aphis —   n. (pl. ides, plant louse; member of genus Aphis which includes greenfly, etc.    ♦ aphidiphagous, a. feeding on aphides …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Aphis — n. (pl. aphides) an aphid, esp. of the genus Aphis including the greenfly. Etymology: mod.L (Linnaeus) f. Gk (1523), perh. a misreading of koris bug …   Useful english dictionary

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