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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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I spray it with Greenfly Blackfly Killer to no avail as the buds fail to open.
To keep greenfly at bay the children have planted marigolds in the beds.
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
Say bye-bye greenfly THERE are loads of greenflies all over my roses this year.
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In the greenhouse, check for overwintering pests such as greenfly or red spider mites and treat accordingly.
Perhaps greenfly on lettuce or a caterpillar in a cabbage.
EAS* Feed roses with special rose fertiliser or a tomato feed and spray against black spot, greenfly, mildew and ruse at the same time if necessary.
Greenfly and blackfly breed fast so keep on top of them and plant a variety of plants which will attract beneficial insects to keep a balance between pests and predators.
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.