jumping plant louse

noun

: any of numerous plant lice (family Psyllidae) with the femurs thickened and adapted for leaping

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Burkhart flicked a jumping plant louse off one of his plants. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, 9 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jumping plant louse was in 1881

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“Jumping plant louse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumping%20plant%20louse. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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