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jumping plant louse

noun
1.
any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.
Also called psylla, psyllid.
Origin of jumping plant louse
1900-1905
1900-05

psylla

[sil-uh] /ˈsɪl ə/
Also, psyllid
[sil-id] /ˈsɪl ɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< New Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea
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psyllid

/ˈsɪlɪd/
noun
1.
any homopterous insect of the family Psyllidae, which comprises the jumping plant lice See plant louse (sense 2)
Word Origin
C19: from Greek psulla flea
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