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Any of various plant-feeding insects of the superfamily Cercopoidea, having adults with long legs used for leaping and nymphs that form frothy masses of liquid on plant stems. Also called spittlebug.
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(Animals) any small leaping herbivorous homopterous insect of the family Cercopidae, whose larvae secrete a protective spittle-like substance around themselves. Also called: spittle insect or spittlebug
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frog•hop•per(ˈfrɒgˌhɒp ər, ˈfrɔg-)
any of several leaping homopterous insects of the family Cercopidae, which as a larva is surrounded by a frothy mass.
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