Meaning of cottony-cushion scale

cot'ton•y-cush'ion scale"

Pronunciation: (kot'n-ē koosh'un), [key]
  1. a scale insect, Icerya purchasi, native to Australia, now a common pest in the citrus-growing regions of California.
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