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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping.

Usage examples (10)
  • French, literally, flea, from Old French pulce, from Latin pulic-, pulex — more at psylla
  • And this has not one psylla to do with the reincarnation, as I like to call it, that CNN is going through.
  • The name of the plant louse that infests pear trees is the pear-tree psylla.
  • Pear psylla is a cicada-like pest with a vexing tendency to develop resistance to insecticides. for more
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