American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See spittlebug.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A homopterous insect of the family Cercopidæ, so called from the general shape of the body and the power of leaping. A common froghopper is the Aphrophora spumaria, whose larvæ are found on leaves, in closed in a frothy liquid, commonly called cuckoo-spit, cuckoo-spittle, frog-spit, or frog-spittle. Also called frog-fly, frog-clock, froth-fly, froth-insect, froth-worm.
- n. Any of various small insects of the family Cercopidae that feed on plant sap and whose larvae produce cuckoo spit.
- n. a variety of spittlebug
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