potato leafhopper


Definition of potato leafhopper

: 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

First Known Use of potato leafhopper

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Potato leafhopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potato%20leafhopper. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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