cuckoo spit


: a frothy secretion exuded on plants by the nymphs of spittle insects

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuckoo spit was in 1592

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“Cuckoo spit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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