potato leafhopper

noun

: a small green white-spotted leafhopper (Empoasca fabae) especially of the eastern and southern U.S. that is a serious pest on many cultivated plants and especially on the potato

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of potato leafhopper was in 1918

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“Potato leafhopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20leafhopper. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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