1. thrip

noun. any of various small to minute sucking insects with narrow feathery wings if any; they feed on plant sap and many are destructive.


  • family Thripidae
  • thysanopterous insect
  • Thrips tobaci
  • thysanopteron
  • Frankliniella fusca
  • Thripidae
  • thrips
  • onion thrips
  • thripid
  • onion louse
  • thysanopter

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Sentences with thrip

1. Noun, singular or mass states that this disease is likely transmitted by a small, chewing insect like an aphid or a thrip, but the true cause of the disease is not known.

2. Adjective
Great numbers mean that a growing thrip infestation can work quickly through an onion crop.

3. Verb, base form
Nectarine trees are a little more difficult to grow, however, as they are susceptible to thrip, and blooms must be protected from these insects.