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springtail

noun spring·tail \ˈspriŋ-ˌtāl\

Definition of SPRINGTAIL

:  any of an order (Collembola) of small primitive wingless insects that exhibit incomplete metamorphosis and usually possess a furcula used for jumping —called also collembolan

First Known Use of SPRINGTAIL

circa 1797

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