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treehopper

[tree-hop-er]
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noun
  1. 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

noun
  1. 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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