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.

Nearby words

  1. leafage,
  2. leafbird,
  3. leafcutter ant,
  4. leafcutter bee,
  5. leafed,
  6. leafless,
  7. leaflet,
  8. leafleteer,
  9. leafstalk,
  10. leafy

Origin of leafhopper

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; leaf + hopper

Also called jassid.

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British Dictionary definitions for leaf-hopper

leaf-hopper

noun

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