jumping plant louse
any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.
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Also called psylla, psyllid.
Origin of jumping plant louse
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby jumping plant louse
Definition for psyllid (2 of 2)
[ sil-uh ]
/ ˈsɪl ə /
Also psyl·lid [sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/.
Origin of psylla
< New Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea
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Example sentences from the Web for psyllid
The Flea-lice (Psyllid) frequently produce galls, and these should always be collected with the insect architects.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
In fact, this fluid would seem to be produced by most of the Rhynchota, for the Psyllid and Aleurodid also excrete it.
British Dictionary definitions for psyllid
/ (ˈsɪlɪd) /
any homopterous insect of the family Psyllidae, which comprises the jumping plant liceSee plant louse (def. 2)
Word Origin for psyllid
C19: from Greek psulla flea
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