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Mealy

mealy

1. Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.

2. Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.

(Science: zoology) Mealy bug, a scale insect (coccus adonidum, and related species), covered with a white powderlike substance. It is a common pest in hothouses.

Origin: Mealier; Mealiest.


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