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Any of various small mites that feed on leaves and fruits, causing reddish or brownish discoloration and other damage.
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|Noun||1.||rust mite - any of several varieties of mite that burrow into plants and cause a reddish-brown discoloration on the leaves or fruit|
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
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