meadow spittlebug

noun

Definition of meadow spittlebug

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

First Known Use of meadow spittlebug

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Meadow spittlebug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meadow%20spittlebug. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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