aphid

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈeɪfɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈeɪfɪd, ˈæfɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respellingfid, afid)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•phid /ˈeɪfɪd, ˈæfɪd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Insectsa tiny insect that sucks the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•phid  fid, afid),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Insectsany of numerous tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae of worldwide distribution, that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants, some developing wings when overcrowding occurs: an important pest of many fruit trees and vegetable crops. Also called  plant louse. 
a•phid•i•an  fid, afid),USA pronunciation adj., n.  a•phidi•ous, adj. 
  • 1880–85; back formation from aphides, plural of aphis

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aphid /ˈeɪfɪd/ n
  1. any of the small homopterous insects of the family Aphididae, which feed by sucking the juices from plants
Etymology: 19th Century: back formation from aphides, plural of aphis
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