San Jose scale

noun
small east Asian insect naturalized in the United States that damages fruit trees
Hypernyms: ↑armored scale
Member Holonyms: ↑Aspidiotus, ↑genus Aspidiotus

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized 1st S&J
Etymology: after San Jose, California, where it first appeared in the United States
: a scale (Aspidiotus perniciosus) that is prob. native to eastern Asia but widely distributed in warm and temperate areas, has become one of the most damaging plant pests in the U.S., and is especially destructive to apple, pear, and other fruit trees

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/san" hoh zay'/
a scale insect, Aspidiotus perniciosus, that is highly destructive to fruit trees and shrubs throughout the U.S. Cf. armored scale.
[1885-90, Amer.; named after SAN JOSE, California, where first found]

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San Jose scale /san hō-zāˈ skālˈ/
noun
An E Asian scale insect, Quadraspidiotus perniciosus, introduced into the USA, where it causes great damage to fruit trees

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