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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leaf-hopper
 
n
any homopterous insect of the family Cicadellidae, including various pests of crops

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