froghopper
noun Date: 1711 spittlebug

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , , (Aphrophora spumaria)


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  • Froghopper — Prosapia bicincta Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • froghopper — [frôg′häp΄ər] n. SPITTLEBUG …   English World dictionary

  • froghopper — /frog hop euhr, frawg /, n. any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which in the immature stages live in a spittlelike secretion on plants. Also called spittle insect, spittlebug. [1705 15; FROG1 + HOPPER] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • froghopper — noun Any of various small insects of the family Cercopidae that feed on plant sap and whose larvae produce cuckoo spit. Syn: spittlebug, spitbug …   Wiktionary

  • froghopper — leaping and spitting insect Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • froghopper — noun a jumping, plant sucking bug, the larva of which produces cuckoo spit. [Family Cercopidae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • froghopper — n. Frog fly, froth fly, froth insect, froth worm (Aphrophora spumaria) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • froghopper — frog•hop•per [[t]ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg [/t]] n. ent any of several leaping homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which as a larva is surrounded by a frothy mass • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • froghopper — /ˈfrɒghɒpə/ (say froghopuh) noun any of various small, leaping, homopterous insects, family Cercopidae, whose young live in a spittle like secretion on plants; spittle insect; cuckoo spit …   Australian English dictionary

  • froghopper — n. any jumping insect of the family Cercopidae, sucking sap and as larvae producing a protective mass of froth (see cuckoo spit) …   Useful english dictionary

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