Meaning of thrips

thrips

Pronunciation: (thrips), [key]
— pl. thrips.
  1. 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.
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