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Any of various green aphids that are pests of cultivated plants.


n, pl -flies
(Animals) a greenish aphid commonly occurring as a pest on garden and crop plants



n., pl. -flies.
an aphid, Coloradoa rufomaculata, that is a common pest of chrysanthemums.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenfly - greenish aphidgreenfly - greenish aphid; pest on garden and crop plants
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
green peach aphid - yellowish green aphid that is especially destructive to peaches
pale chrysanthemum aphid - important pest of chrysanthemums
قَمْلَة نَبات
yaprak biti


[ˈgriːnflaɪ] N (greenfly or greenflies (pl)) → pulgón m


[ˈgriːnflaɪ] n (British)puceron m


[ˈgriːnˌflaɪ] nafide m


(griːn) adjective
1. of the colour of growing grass or the leaves of most plants. a green hat.
2. not ripe. green bananas.
3. without experience. Only someone as green as you would believe a story like that.
4. looking as if one is about to be sick; very pale. He was green with envy (= very jealous).
1. the colour of grass or the leaves of plants. the green of the trees in summer.
2. something (eg paint) green in colour. I've used up all my green.
3. an area of grass. a village green.
4. an area of grass on a golf course with a small hole in the centre.
5. concerned with the protection of the environment. green issues; a green political party.
ˈgreenish adjective
close to green. a greenish dress.
greens noun plural
green vegetables. Children are often told that they must eat their greens.
ˈgreenflyplural ˈgreenfly noun
a type of small, green insect. The leaves of this rose tree have been eaten by greenfly.
ˈgreengage (-geidʒ) noun
a greenish-yellow type of plum.
ˈgreengrocer noun
a person who sells fruit and vegetables.
ˈgreenhouse noun
a building usually of glass, in which plants are grown.
ˈgreenhouse effect noun
(singular) the gradual heating of the atmosphere caused by air pollution which traps energy from the sun.
the green light
permission to begin. We can't start until he gives us the green light.
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There is the classic greenfly, there are creamyyellow coloured aphids, pink ones, black ones, even woolly ones, to name but a few.
There is the classic greenfly, there are creamy-yellow coloured aphids, pink ones (which are quite pretty to look at), black ones, even woolly ones, to name but a few.
David D, email ACOMMON garden ants rarely attack plants and they feed on aphids such as greenfly.
Fly into action Look out for greenfly on roses and rub off by hand or spray or wash them off with clean, soapy water - use a nondetergent liquid.
Say bye-bye greenfly THERE are loads of greenflies all over my roses this year.
Check your greenhouse for signs of aphids such as greenfly and blackfly and take action immediately ?
Greenfly - the first short story - describes a woman who has quit work and spends her days playing computer games and fretting about a greenfly infestation, while her husband becomes infatuated with a glamourous new work colleague.
Aphids, also known as the greenfly, blackfly or plant lice, are minute soft-bodied insects found worldwide that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants and cause damaging effects to crops, fruit trees, gardens, house plants and more.
Treat early infestations of aphids, like greenfly, with a soap-based spray ?
TREAT early infestations of aphids such as greenfly with a soap-based spray | TOP-UP pond water levels as they fall in warmer weather | DIG out or spot-treat individual weeds from your lawn, such as dandelions | FEED grass with a high nitrogen lawn feed | OPEN greenhouse doors and vents each morning to keep temperatures down, but close them at night
Perhaps greenfly on lettuce or a caterpillar in a cabbage.