What does the word aphis mean?

Usage examples for aphis

  1. Many, too, were discouraged by the fact 'they are the most of any plant that grows subject to the various mutations of the air, mildews sometimes totally destroying them, ' no doubt an allusion to the aphis blight. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  2. American Blight, or Woolly Aphis, on Apples especially, causes the tumour- like swellings covered with sticky white fluff, which is a waxy excretion of the insect. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward