froghopper

[ frog-hop-er, frawg- ]
/ ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg- /

noun

any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which in the immature stages live in a spittlelike secretion on plants.

Words nearby froghopper

Origin of froghopper

First recorded in 1705–15; frog1 + hopper
Also called spittle insect, spittlebug.
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British Dictionary definitions for spittle insect (1 of 2)

spittle insect

spittlebug

/ (ˈspɪtəlˌbʌɡ) /

noun

other names for the froghopper

British Dictionary definitions for spittle insect (2 of 2)

froghopper
/ (ˈfrɒɡˌhɒpə) /

noun

any small leaping herbivorous homopterous insect of the family Cercopidae, whose larvae secrete a protective spittle-like substance around themselvesAlso called: spittle insect, spittlebug
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