plant louse


noun

any of various related insects having similar habits.

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Origin of plant louse

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for plant louse

plant louse

noun

another name for an aphid
jumping plant louse any small active cicada-like insect of the homopterous family Psyllidae (or Chermidae), having hind legs adapted for leaping, and feeding on plant juices
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