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treehopper

[ tree-hop-er ]
/ ˈtriˌhɒp ər /
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noun

any of numerous homopterous jumping insects of the family Membracidae, that have an enlarged prothorax and feed on the juices of plants, often injuring the plants.

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Origin of treehopper

First recorded in 1830–40; tree + hopper
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British Dictionary definitions for treehopper

treehopper
/ (ˈtriːˌhɒpə) /

noun

any homopterous insect of the family Membracidae, which live among trees and other plants and typically have a large hoodlike thoracic process curving backwards over the body
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