Thrips meaning

thrĭps
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.
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Any of an order (Thysanoptera) of very small, destructive, usually winged insects that suck the juices of plants.
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A genus that includes woodworms.
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Origin of thrips

  • Latin thrīps woodworm from Greek

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

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

    From Wiktionary