any of an order (Thysanoptera) of very small, destructive, usually winged insects that suck the juices of plants
Origin of thripsClassical Latin from Gr, literally , wood-worm
Any of various minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, having usually four narrow wings fringed with hairs, and many of which are major pests of cereals and fruit trees.
Origin of thripsLatin thrīps woodworm from Greek
- A genus that includes woodworms.
From Latin thrips (“woodworm”), from Ancient Greek θρίψ (thrips)