Mealybug meaning

mēlē-bŭg
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Any of a family (Pseudococcidae) of destructive homopteran insects, having a soft body protected by a white, flourlike or cottony wax secretion.
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Any of various soft-bodied scale insects covered with a white powdery substance, especially of the family Pseudococcidae, some of which are destructive to ornamental and agricultural plants.
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Any of various insects of the family Pseudococcidae, that secrete a powdery wax and are pests of fruit trees.
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