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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of fleas including the stick-tight flea (Echidnophaga gallinacea), which is a serious pest in subtropical America, infesting poultry and frequently attacking man and domestic animals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of Siphonaptera


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