noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek, flea; akin to Latin pulex flea, Sanskrit pluṣi Date: 1852 any of various plant lice (family Psyllidae) including economically important plant pests — compare pear psylla

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  • Psylla — Psyl la, n.; pl. {Psyll[ae]}. [NL., from Gr. ? a flea.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any leaping plant louse of the genus {Psylla}, or family {Psyllid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Psylla — Psylla, Gattung der Blattläuse aus der Ordnung der Schnabelkerfe od. Halbdeckflügler; Oberflügel ohne Mahl, mit vierzinkiger Gabelader; Fühler zehngliedrig, so lang od. länger als der Leib; Arten: P. alni auf Alnus glutinosa, P. pyri auf Pyrus, P …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Psylla — Psylla, Blattfloh; Psyllidae (Blattflöhe), Familie aus der Ordnung der Halbflügler …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • psylla — [sil′ə] n. [ModL < Gr, flea < IE base * plou , var. of * blou > L pulex, FLEA] any of a family (Psyllidae) of plant eating, homopterous, jumping lice, often harmful to fruit trees …   English World dictionary

  • Psylla — Psylle Psylloidea …   Wikipédia en Français

  • psylla — /sil euh/, n. See jumping plant louse. Also, psyllid /sil id/. [ < NL (1811) Psylla genus name < Gk psýlla flea] * * * …   Universalium

  • psylla — psyl•la [[t]ˈsɪl ə[/t]] also psyl•lid [[t] ɪd[/t]] n. ent any jumping louse of the family Pysllidae, often a pest of fruit trees • Etymology: < NL Psylla (1811), genus name < Gk psýlla flea …   From formal English to slang

  • psylla — psyl·la …   English syllables

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

  • PSYLLA vel. PSYLLIUM — urbs Bithyniae, non procul ab Heraclea, Stephan. nomen habet a ψύλλα, i. e. pulex. Quemadmodum ab eadem origine Psyllus viri nomen est, in Menandri Messenia, apud Suidam: et οἱ κύνες οἱ ψυλλικοὶ, Psyllici canes, ab Achaiae urbe dicti, apud… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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