from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various plant-feeding insects of the superfamily Psylloidea, closely related to and resembling the aphids, some of which are pests of fruit trees, ornamentals, and crops.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the homopterous family Psyllidæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the family Psyllidæ.

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  • noun A host-specific plant louse the family Psyllidae, which feeds on plant juices.

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

  • noun small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Psylla, type genus (from Greek psulla, flea) + –id.]

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From Ancient Greek ψύλλα (psúlla) via New Latin psylla.


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