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leafhopper

[leef-hop-er] /ˈlifˌhɒp ər/
noun
1.
any of numerous leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae that suck plant juices, many being serious crop pests.
Also called jassid.
Origin of leafhopper
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; leaf + hopper
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