a small beetle, Popillia japonica, of the scarab family, introduced into the eastern U.S. from Japan, the adult of which feeds on the foliage of fruit and other trees, and the larva of which feeds on plant roots.
a scarabaeid beetle, Popillia japonica, that eats the leaves and fruits of various plants: accidentally introduced into the US from Japan
- Japanese b encephalitis virus
Japanese B encephalitis virus n. A mosquito-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus capable of causing febrile response and sometimes encephalitis.
- Japanese b encephalitis
Japanese B encephalitis Jap·a·nese B encephalitis (jāp’ə-nēz’, -nēs’) n. An epidemic encephalitis or encephalomyelitis of Japan, Siberia, and other parts of Asia, caused by a virus of the genus Flavivirus.
noun 1. a pine, Pinus thunbergiana, of Japan, grown as a seaside ornamental in the U.S.
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for cryptomeria