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
- Frankliniella fusca
- onion thrips
- onion louse
Example sentences of the word thrip
1. Noun, singular or mass
Cacti.com 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.
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.