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froghopper

[frog-hop-er, frawg-] /ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg-/
noun
1.
any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which in the immature stages live in a spittlelike secretion on plants.
Also called spittle insect, spittlebug.
Origin of froghopper
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; frog1 + hopper
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British Dictionary definitions for spittle insect

spittle insect

/ˈspɪtəlˌbʌɡ/
noun
1.
other names for the froghopper

froghopper

/ˈfrɒɡˌhɒpə/
noun
1.
any small leaping herbivorous homopterous insect of the family Cercopidae, whose larvae secrete a protective spittle-like substance around themselves Also called spittle insect, spittlebug
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