genus Coccus

genus Coccus
noun
type genus of the Coccidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Coccidae, ↑family Coccidae
Member Meronyms: ↑brown soft scale, ↑Coccus hesperidum

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  • Coccus hesperidum — noun pest on citrus trees • Syn: ↑brown soft scale • Hypernyms: ↑soft scale • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Coccus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coccus — Coc cus, n.; pl. {Cocci}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? grain, seed. See {Cochineal}.] 1. (Bot.) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coccus cacti — Coccus Coc cus, n.; pl. {Cocci}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? grain, seed. See {Cochineal}.] 1. (Bot.) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coccus — 1763 as an insect genus (including the COCHINEAL (Cf. cochineal) bug); 1883 as a type of bacterium, from Gk. kokkos grain, seed, berry …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coccus — For the genus of scale insects, see Coccus (insect) …   Wikipedia

  • Coccus ilicis — Kermes Ker mes, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See {Crimson}, and cf. {Alkermes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ({Kermes ilices} formerly {Coccus ilicis}), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coccus ilicis — Kermes Ker mes, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See {Crimson}, and cf. {Alkermes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ({Kermes ilices} formerly {Coccus ilicis}), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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