rose leafhopper

noun

: a cicadellid bug (Edwardsiana rosae) native to Europe but now widespread in North America that is a general plant feeder and is especially injurious to roses and apples

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rose leafhopper was in 1860

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“Rose leafhopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20leafhopper. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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