any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests.
- Also called jassid.
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How to use leafhopper in a sentence
The grape leaf-hopper and the grape-vine flea-beetle are possibly the worst of the insects infesting the grapes about these lakes.The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
Does not ripen its wood well and is slightly tender and very susceptible to leaf-hopper here.The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
Erythroneura tricincta, or the Three-banded Leaf-hopper, is like the preceding species, but the bands are narrower.American Pomology | J. A. Warder
The most outstanding species in New Zealand is the apple leaf-hopper (Typhlocyba australis).Garden Pests in New Zealand | D. Miller
Most of us are only too well acquainted with the rose-leaf hopper that swarms on rose bushes and kills the leaves.The Insect Folk | Margaret Warner Morley
British Dictionary definitions for leaf-hopper
any homopterous insect of the family Cicadellidae, including various pests of crops
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