/ˈlifhɒpə/ (say 'leefhopuh)

any of the leaping homopterous insects of the family Cicadellidae, including many crop pests.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • leafhopper — noun Date: 1841 any of a family (Cicadellidae) of small leaping homopterous insects that suck the juices of plants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leafhopper — n. any of a number of hopping insects that suck the juices of plants …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leafhopper — noun a small plant bug which leaps when disturbed. [Family Cicadellidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

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