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Any of various small, chiefly tropical, plant-feeding insects of the family Membracidae, having an elongated often ornate prothorax.
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(Animals) any homopterous insect of the family Membracidae, which live among trees and other plants and typically have a large hoodlike thoracic process curving backwards over the body
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any of numerous sap-feeding jumping insects of the family Membracidae, having an extended upper back that often resembles a thorn.
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|Noun||1.||treehopper - small leaping insect that sucks juices of branches and twigs|
plant hopper, planthopper - related to the leafhoppers and spittlebugs but rarely damages cultivated plants
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