cuckoo spit

noun

Definition of cuckoo spit

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

First Known Use of cuckoo spit

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cuckoo spit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuckoo%20spit. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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