onion thrips

noun
injurious to onion plants and sometimes tobacco
Syn: ↑onion louse, ↑Thrips tobaci
Hypernyms: ↑thrips, ↑thrip, ↑thripid
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Thrips

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noun also onion louse
: a minute widely distributed thrips (Thrips tabaci) that is often very injurious to the foliage of onions and in some regions to tobacco

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  • thrips — /thrips/, n., pl. thrips. any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants. [1650 60; < NL < Gk thríps (sing.) woodworm] * …   Universalium

  • onion louse — noun injurious to onion plants and sometimes tobacco • Syn: ↑onion thrips, ↑Thrips tobaci • Hypernyms: ↑thrips, ↑thrip, ↑thripid • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Thrips …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thrips tobaci — noun injurious to onion plants and sometimes tobacco • Syn: ↑onion thrips, ↑onion louse • Hypernyms: ↑thrips, ↑thrip, ↑thripid • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Thrips …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Thrips — noun type genus of the Thripidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Thripidae, ↑family Thripidae • Member Meronyms: ↑onion thrips, ↑onion louse, ↑Thrips tob …   Useful english dictionary

  • tobacco thrips — noun injurious to growing tobacco and peanuts • Syn: ↑Frankliniella fusca • Hypernyms: ↑thrips, ↑thrip, ↑thripid • Member Holonyms: ↑Frankliniella, ↑genus Frankliniella …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thripidae — Taxobox name = Thripidae image caption = Pear Thrip adult regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Thysanoptera subordo = Terebrantia familia = Thripidae familia authority = Stevens, 1829 subdivision ranks = Subfamilies… …   Wikipedia

  • thripid — noun any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive • Syn: ↑thrips, ↑thrip • Hypernyms: ↑thysanopter, ↑thysanopteron, ↑thysanopterous insect • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrip — noun any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive • Syn: ↑thrips, ↑thripid • Hypernyms: ↑thysanopter, ↑thysanopteron, ↑thysanopterous insect • Hypony …   Useful english dictionary

  • silvertop — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) 1. : an abnormal condition of various plants marked by whitened patches on the leaves and distortion and dwarfing of growing parts and caused by the feeding of insects or mites: a. : such a condition of cereal and other… …   Useful english dictionary

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