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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small leaping herbivorous insect that lives in a mass of protective froth which it and its larvae secrete.

Usage examples (4)
  • Dalhousie Professor Steve Shaw ... and spittlebug friend.
  • As is his belief that the insect that surrounds itself with foam is a tick, when it is obviously a spittlebug.
  • But now the lowly spittlebug (so named because it can whip up a frothy covering that looks like human spit to protect itself) has been crowned nature's top high-jump champ.
  • The spittlebug for me too. for more
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