potato leafhopper
noun Date: 1921 a small green white-spotted leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) especially of the eastern and southern United States that is a serious pest on many cultivated plants and especially on the potato

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  • hopperburn — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a browning and shriveling of potato foliage associated with the feeding of the potato leafhopper compare tipburn …   Useful english dictionary

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