from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of homopterous insects, of the family Cercopid√¶: so called because the larva is enveloped in the frothy or foamy substance known as cuckoo-spit. The genus is closely related to Ptyelus, and species were formerly placed in Ptyelus or Tettigonia.

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  • n. a genus of Cercopidae


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