springtail

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noun spring·tail \ˈspriŋ-ˌtāl\

Definition of springtail

  1. :  any of an order (Collembola) of small primitive wingless insects that exhibit incomplete metamorphosis and usually possess a furcula used for jumping —called also collembolan

Circa 1797

First Known Use of springtail

circa 1797


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