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Any of numerous small red mites of the family Tetranychidae that feed on plants, sometimes causing damage to crops, and often spin webs on leaf surfaces.
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(Animals) any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Tetranychidae, esp Panonychus ulmi (red spider mite), which is a serious orchard pest
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any of numerous, variously colored, web-spinning mites of the family Tetranychidae, many of which are pests of garden plants and fruit trees.
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|Noun||1.||spider mite - web-spinning mite that attacks garden plants and fruit trees|
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
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