lerp

noun
\ ˈlərp \
variants: or less commonly laap \ ˈläp \
plural -s

Definition of lerp

: a sweet waxy secretion found in Australia and Tasmania on the leaves of eucalyptus trees that is produced as a protection by the young of jumping plant lice of Spondyliaspis and related genera and is eaten by aborigines

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History and Etymology for lerp

native name in Australia, literally, sweet

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“Lerp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lerp. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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