jumping plant louse



any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.

Origin of jumping plant louse

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called psylla, psyllid.

Definition for psyllids (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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