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froghopper

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