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jassid

[jas-id]
noun
  1. leafhopper.
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Origin of jassid

1890–95; < New Latin Jassidae, equivalent to Jass(us) a genus (apparently Latin Jāsus a town on the coast of Caria < Greek Iāsós) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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  • Empoasca mali and Platymetopius acutus of the Jassid have also been reported as having similar habits.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley