any of numerous homopterous insect pests of the family Coccidae, as leafhoppers, aphids, and whiteflies, that are destructive to crops, shade and fruit trees, and various houseplants.
noun 1. any of the specialized fields or disciplines, as psychology, sociology, anthropology, or political science, that interpret human behavior, institutions, society, etc., on the basis of scientific investigations for which it may be difficult to establish strictly measurable criteria. soft science noun 1. a science, such as sociology or anthropology, that deals with humans […]
noun 1. sculpture principally in vinyl, canvas, or other flexible material reproducing objects of characteristically rigid construction, as an electric fan, a typewriter, a set of drums, or a bathtub, in forms having a malleable texture and a liquescent, somewhat deflated appearance.
adjective 1. Also, soft-shelled. having a soft, flexible, or fragile shell, as a crab that has recently molted. noun 2. a soft-shell animal, especially a soft-shell crab.
- Soft-shell clam
noun 1. an edible clam, Mya arenaria, inhabiting waters along both coasts of North America, having an oval, relatively thin, whitish shell. soft-shell clam noun 1. any of several marine clams of the genus Mya, esp M. arenaria, an edible species of coastal regions of the US and Europe, having a thin brittle shell Sometimes […]