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(Animals) any homopterous insect of the family Cicadellidae, or an insect of the family Jassidae; leaf-hopper


(ˈlifˌhɒp ər)

any of numerous slender, sap-sucking homopterous insects, of the family Cicadellidae, that leap from leaf to leaf, sometimes spreading plant diseases.
[1850–55, Amer.]
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Noun1.jassid - a variety of leafhopperjassid - a variety of leafhopper    
leafhopper - small leaping insect that sucks the juices of plants
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He said that the pest attack on cotton crop like Jassid increased due to heavy rains and added that it could directly affect on the cotton production.
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