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spit·tle

 (spĭt′l)
n.
1. Spit; saliva.
2. The frothy liquid secreted by the nymphs of froghoppers.

[Middle English spitel, alteration (influenced by spit) of spatel, from Old English spātl.]

spittle

(ˈspɪtəl)
n
1. (Zoology) the fluid secreted in the mouth; saliva or spit
2. (Zoology) Also called: cuckoo spit or frog spit the frothy substance secreted on plants by the larvae of certain froghoppers
[Old English spǣtl saliva; see spit1]

spit•tle

(ˈspɪt l)

n.
1. saliva; spit.
2. the frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs.
[1470–80; b. Middle English spit (n.) (see spit1) and spetil, Old English spǣtl, variant of spātl saliva]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spittle - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouthspittle - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
slobber, dribble, drivel, drool - saliva spilling from the mouth
tobacco juice - saliva colored brown by tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco)
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
ptyalin - an amylase secreted in saliva
Translations

spittle

[ˈspɪtl] Nsaliva f, baba f

spittle

[ˈspɪtəl] n
(= saliva) → salive f
[animal] → bave f

spittle

nSpeichel m, → Spucke f

spittle

[ˈspɪtl] n (ejected) → sputo; (dribbled) → saliva; (of animal) → bava

spit2

(spit) noun
a type of sharp-pointed metal bar on which meat is roasted.

spit·tle

n. saliva; expectoración; salivazo, escupitazo.
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