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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of numerous minute wingless primitive insects

Usage examples (19)
  • I've never seen a springtail that looked quite like that.
  • A glacier species of particular note is the glacier flea Isotoma saltans, a species of springtail.
  • I saw this little springtail—barely a millimeter long—sitting on a mushroom on a rotting trunk in the woods last weekend.
  • She felt bugs crawling under her skin, and one day, she said, she pulled a worm out of her eyeball and coughed up a springtail fly. for more
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