Leaf hopper

leafhopper

[leef-hop-er]
noun
any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests.
Also called jassid.


Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; leaf + hopper

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leafhopper

noun
small leaping insect that sucks the juices of plants 
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