froghopper

[frog-hop-er, frawg-]
noun
  1. any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which in the immature stages live in a spittlelike secretion on plants.

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

spittle insect

spittlebug

noun
  1. other names for the froghopper

froghopper

noun
  1. 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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