San Jose scale[san′ hō zā′]
San Jose scale definition by Webster's New World
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a scale insect (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) that is very destructive to fruit trees and ornamental shrubs
Origin: after San Jose, Calif., where first observed in the United States
San Jose scale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A destructive scale insect (Aspidiotus perniciosus) that damages fruit trees and fruit-bearing plants.
Origin: After San Jose, California.