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Meaning of mealybug

meal•y•bug

Pronunciation: (mē'lē-bug"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several scalelike, homopterous insects of the families Pseudococcidae and Eriococcidae that are covered with a powdery wax secretion and feed on plants.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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