from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A frothy mass of liquid secreted on plant stems as a protective covering by nymphs of the spittlebug. Also called frog spit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A frothy mass of white liquid that is secreted onto plants by froghopper larvae and serves as a protective covering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small hemipterous insect, the larva of which, living on grass and the leaves of plants, exudes this secretion. The insects belong to Aphrophora, Helochara, and allied genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A froth or spume secreted by sundry homopterous insects, as the common frog-hopper, Aphrophora or Ptyclus spumarius. Also called froth-spit.
  • n. An insect which secretes a froth or spume, as a frog-hopper: called in full cuckoo-spit froghopper.


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