jumping plant louse
noun Date: 1881 any of numerous plant lice (family Psyllidae) with the femurs thickened and adapted for leaping

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jumping plant louse — noun small active cicada like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices • Syn: ↑psylla, ↑psyllid • Hypernyms: ↑plant louse, ↑louse • Member Holonyms: ↑Psyllidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping plant louse — any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables. Also called psylla, psyllid. [1900 05] * * * ▪ insect       any member of the approximately 2,000 species of the insect… …   Universalium

  • Jumping plant louse — Taxobox name = Psyllidae image caption = Psylla alni image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Hemiptera subordo = Sternorrhyncha superfamilia = Psylloidea familia = Psyllidae subdivision ranks = Genera… …   Wikipedia

  • jumping plant louse — noun any of various psyllids …   Australian English dictionary

  • plant louse — noun any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants • Syn: ↑louse • Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy (for: ↑louse) • Hypernyms: ↑homopterous insect, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plant louse — noun Date: 1805 aphid; also any of various small insects (as a jumping plant louse) of similar habits …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jumping louse — Jumping Jump ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster] {Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jumping — Jump ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster] {Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and jump about …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jumping bean — Jumping Jump ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster] {Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jumping deer — Jumping Jump ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster] {Jumping bean}, a seed of a Mexican {Euphorbia}, containing the larva of a moth ({Carpocapsa saltitans}). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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