fleabite


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flea·bite

 (flē′bīt′)
n.
1.
a. The bite of a flea.
b. The small red mark caused by a flea's bite.
2. A trifling loss, inconvenience, or annoyance.

fleabite

(ˈfliːˌbaɪt)
n
1. (Zoology) the bite of a flea
2. a slight or trifling annoyance or discomfort

flea•bite

(ˈfliˌbaɪt)

n.
1. the bite of a flea.
2. the red spot caused by the bite of a flea.
3. any petty annoyance or irritation.
[1400–50]
Translations

fleabite

[ˈfliːbaɪt] Npicadura f de pulga (fig) → nada f, nimiedad f

fleabite

[ˈfliːˌbaɪt] nmorso di pulce (fig) → piccola seccatura
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