Pulex canis
Flea Flea, n. [OE. fle, flee, AS. fle['a], fle['a]h; akin to D. vtoo, OHG. fl[=o]h, G. floh, Icel. fl[=o], Russ. blocha; prob. from the root of E. flee. [root]84. See {Flee}.] (Zo["o]l.) An insect belonging to the genus {Pulex}, of the order {Aphaniptera}. Fleas are destitute of wings, but have the power of leaping energetically. The bite is poisonous to most persons. The human flea ({Pulex irritans}), abundant in Europe, is rare in America, where the dog flea ({Ctenocephalides canis}, formerly {Pulex canis}) and the smaller cat flea ({Ctenocephalides felis}) take its place. See {Aphaniptera}, and {Dog flea}. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

{A flea in the ear}, an unwelcome hint or unexpected reply, annoying like a flea; an irritating repulse; as, to put a flea in one's ear; to go away with a flea in one's ear.

{Beach flea}, {Black flea}, etc. See under {Beach}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pulex canis — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulex irritans — Flea Flea, n. [OE. fle, flee, AS. fle[ a], fle[ a]h; akin to D. vtoo, OHG. fl[=o]h, G. floh, Icel. fl[=o], Russ. blocha; prob. from the root of E. flee. [root]84. See {Flee}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect belonging to the genus {Pulex}, of the order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canis familiaris — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulex — ? Pulex Блоха Pulex …   Википедия

  • Pulex simulans — ? Pulex simulans Научная классификация Царство: Животные Тип: Членистоногие Класс: Насекомые …   Википедия

  • Pulex irritans — Menschenfloh Systematik Unterklasse: Fluginsekten (Pterygota) Überordnung: Neuflügler (Neoptera) Ordnung: Flöhe (Siphonaptera) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pulex — A genus of fleas (family Pulicidae, order Siphonaptera). [L. flea] P. cheopis former name for Xenopsylla cheopis. P. fasciatus former name for Nosopsyllus fasciatus. P. irritans the human flea, a common flea that infests humans, many domestic… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ctenocephalides canis — Flea Flea, n. [OE. fle, flee, AS. fle[ a], fle[ a]h; akin to D. vtoo, OHG. fl[=o]h, G. floh, Icel. fl[=o], Russ. blocha; prob. from the root of E. flee. [root]84. See {Flee}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect belonging to the genus {Pulex}, of the order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Блохи — или скачущие (Aphaniptera s. Suctoria, см. таблицу Блохи или Скачущие) небольшой отряд насекомых, заключающий в себе 5 6 родов с 25 видами. Это маленькие бескрылые паразитные насекомые с колющими ротовыми органами, с узеньким, сжатым с боков… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • A flea in the ear — Flea Flea, n. [OE. fle, flee, AS. fle[ a], fle[ a]h; akin to D. vtoo, OHG. fl[=o]h, G. floh, Icel. fl[=o], Russ. blocha; prob. from the root of E. flee. [root]84. See {Flee}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect belonging to the genus {Pulex}, of the order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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