adelgid ‎(plural adelgids)

  1. An insect of the genus Adelges.
    • 1939, Samuel Alexander Graham, Principles of Forest Entomology, page 315
      For this reason, it is important that adelgid-free planting stock be used.
    • 2003, Timothy Silver, Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains, page 238
      Since the adelgid did not attack red spruce or hardwoods, its impact on the timber industry would be minimal.
    • 2004, Geoffrey A. Hammerson, Connecticut Wildlife, page 232
      Severe winter cold helps reduce adelgid populations and slow their spread, so the recent trend toward relatively mild winters is actually facilitating the adelgid onslaught.

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