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

  • n. Any of various leaping, homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, the nymphs of which form frothy masses of liquid on plant stems. Also called froghopper, spittle insect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various small insects of the family Cercopidae that feed on plant sap and whose larvae produce cuckoo spit.

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

  • n. small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete


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