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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of parasitic insects including the fleas. See flea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A notable genus of insects, typical of the Pulicidæ, or flea family.
  • n. [lowercase] A flea, or some similar creature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Pulicidae

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