Meaning of woolly aphid

wool'ly a'phid

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  1. any plant louse of the family Aphididae, characterized by a waxy secretion that appears like a jumbled mass of fine, curly, white cottony or woolly threads, as Eriosoma lanigerumand Prociphilus tessellatus
  2. any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads, as Adelges piceae
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