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Meaning of San Jose scale

San' Jo•se" scale'

Pronunciation: (san' hō-zā"), [key]
  1. a scale insect, Aspidiotus perniciosus, that is highly destructive to fruit trees and shrubs throughout the U.S. Cf.
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