aphid

Definitions

Military

  • noun
    (written as Aphid)
    a Soviet-designed short-range air-to-air missile (AAM)

Wine

  • a small insect of the Hemiptera order that sucks sap from new shoots of plants and can multiply very rapidly, e.g. blackfly, greenfly, and phylloxera, the root aphid that attacks grape vines. Aphids can carry virus diseases from infected plants to clean ones.
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