meadow spittlebug

noun

: a widely distributed spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) that does severe damage especially to grasses

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meadow spittlebug was in 1942

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“Meadow spittlebug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meadow%20spittlebug. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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