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spittlebug

[ spit-l-buhg ]
/ ˈspɪt lˌbʌg /
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noun
the nymph of the froghopper, which surrounds itself with a frothy mass.
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Origin of spittlebug

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; spittle + bug1
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