Thrips Definition

thrĭps
noun
Any of an order (Thysanoptera) of very small, destructive, usually winged insects that suck the juices of plants.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A genus that includes woodworms.

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Origin of Thrips

  • From Latin thrips (“woodworm”), from Ancient Greek θρίψ (thrips)

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin thrīps woodworm from Greek

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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