from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A frothy mass of liquid secreted on plant stems as a protective covering by a nymph of a froghopper.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A froth or spume secreted by sundry homopterous insects, as the common frog-hopper, Aphrophora or Ptyclus spumarius. Also called
- noun An insect which secretes a froth or spume, as a frog-hopper: called in full cuckoo-spit froghopper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A frothy mass of white liquid that is secreted onto plants by
froghopper larvaeand serves as a protective covering.
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mkulob commented on the word cuckoo spit
Cuckoo's never spit
December 9, 2006