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leafhopper

[ leef-hop-er ]
/ ˈlifˌhɒp ər /
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noun

any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests.

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Origin of leafhopper

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; leaf + hopper
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British Dictionary definitions for leafhopper

leaf-hopper

noun

any homopterous insect of the family Cicadellidae, including various pests of crops
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