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treehopper

[tree-hop-er] /ˈtriˌhɒp ər/
noun
1.
any of numerous homopterous jumping insects of the family Membracidae, that have an enlarged prothorax and feed on the juices of plants, often injuring the plants.
Origin of treehopper
1830-1840
1830-40; tree + hopper
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treehopper

/ˈtriːˌhɒpə/
noun
1.
any homopterous insect of the family Membracidae, which live among trees and other plants and typically have a large hoodlike thoracic process curving backwards over the body
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