[ leef-hop-er ]
/ ˈlifˌhɒp ər /


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

Origin of leafhopper

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; leaf + hopper
Also called jassid.
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