psyllid

jumping plant louse

noun
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:
1900–05

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psylla

[sil-uh]
Also, psyllid [sil-id] .


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1811) Psylla genus name < Greek psýlla flea

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psyllid or psylla (ˈsɪlɪd, ˈsɪlə)
 
n
See plant louse any homopterous insect of the family Psyllidae, which comprises the jumping plant lice
 
[C19: from Greek psulla flea]
 
psylla or psylla
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek psulla flea]

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