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thrips

 (thrĭps)
n. pl. thrips
Any of various minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, having usually four narrow wings fringed with hairs, and many of which are major pests of cereals and fruit trees.

[Latin thrīps, woodworm, from Greek.]

thrips

(θrɪps)
n, pl thrips
(Animals) any of various small slender-bodied insects of the order Thysanoptera, typically having piercing mouthparts and narrow feathery wings and feeding on plant sap. Some species are serious plant pests
[C18: via New Latin from Greek: woodworm]

thrips

(θrɪps)

n., pl. thrips.
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.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek thríps woodworm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrips - any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if anythrips - any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive
thysanopter, thysanopteron, thysanopterous insect - an insect of the order Thysanoptera
Frankliniella fusca, tobacco thrips - injurious to growing tobacco and peanuts
onion louse, onion thrips, Thrips tobaci - injurious to onion plants and sometimes tobacco